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    • #9782
      Charles – GT

        The advice I didn’t want to hear

        What was it that I really did fear?


        Things that would help me address my addiction

        Rather than listen to my gambling fiction


        The things that actually could make me stop

        Why didn’t they come straight to the top?


        Telling the truth instead of the lies?

         Maybe I should stick to my old alibis


        Getting to meetings, at least one a week?

        If I do that I might have to speak!


        Tying up my money?  Or getting banned?

        That’s a lot harder than I really had planned


        I can’t do that I can do it on my own J

        But didn’t I say that before my last loan? L


        So maybe there is something in way they say

        Maybe there is a different way


        We always hear the things that are easy

        Things that take work just make us queasy


        The reason I know now was always clear

        There really was nothing that I had to fear


        It was just my sneaky, lying addiction

        Giving me more of that same old fiction


        When we decide to really take action

        There is no point in doing it by fraction.


        The advice we don’t want to hear is often the best

        It might be hard but this is no jest


        Don’t listen to that addictions voice

        Treat it like any other noise


        Take those tough steps and you will find

        Recovery and peace of mind


        I did the things I didn’t want to hear

        And now I have no tears, no fear


        Not gambling is not really a sacrifice

        In recovery life, well it really is nice!





      • #9785

          I travelled to that “other world”
          By some strange magic source
          Transported in a stupor,
          Of sheer magnetic force.
          I didn’t wait to question,
          To ask whither, when or why,
          Gave consent without attempting
          The consequences to deny!

          I don’t remember going-
          I blocked that journey out
          By using every tactic
          To suppress my rational doubt.
          Although my mind was screaming
          “Turn back ! You have a choice!”
          But addiction leads to dreaming
          So I just ignored that voice.

          I thought about my future
          My promises and plans
          To be frugal free and truthful
          Living Life in God’s safe Hands!
          It was clear before I started
          What the outcome soon would be,
          And I heard the Voice of Reason
          “What will YOU do differently?”

          A gambler’s prayer for miracles,
          For favours and for wins,
          Soon transforms into mockery
          Reflected in the “spins”
          Seventy, eighty, ninety
          Before we see Three Bars,
          Maybe God is laughing now,
          Scolding from the stars!

          Gambling is my First Love
          When I fail to take control
          And even though I have a choice
          It takes my heart and soul,
          But only when I give consent
          To set this” monster”free
          From the cage where he lies sleeping,
          It is I who hold the key!

        • #9784

            I am glad that I can see your post. The rest you know better than I do.
            See you soon Vera.
            All the best

          • #9783
            Charles – GT

              Great poem Vera. Hopefully see you again in a group soon.

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