The Change

Avatar Author: Anthonious …Not much to say…a beginner as it were…a song writer trying out poetry…and short stories. Read Bio

The change started gradually like it crept into me
But once it took hold there was no stopping it
It was weird at first like some sort of drug
I was starting to feel giddy and happy and free
There were years of my own tortured abuse
Of alcohol, drugs and mental self neglect
I blamed everyone else for what was wrong in my life
When really it was my own doing that caused all this strife

Then a wake up call came and I answered the bell
And just like that I was delivered from hell
For I found a new friendship and many others like me
They all shared a similar story one of pain and suffering
And so it began my emergence from the abyss
Slowly I rose out of the darkness that was my life
I found out I was a good person but just simply sick
To take care of me first and the rest would take care of itself

They show me a way to live my life better but not necessarily easier
Often the hard way is the easier way in the end
I can’t begin to explain the change that took place
I’m glad it did in the end I’m happier this way

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  1. Avatar

    Really well done. I like the message.

  2. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    And very personal to you as well, Anthonious .. this one i like a lot dude..

  3. Avatar Anthonious

    Thanks guys….as you can tell I couldn’t decide if I was going to use rhymes or not…lol…just felt like I had to get that off my chest…the story that is…

  4. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    Sometimes just letting the words flow can work out..
    At one point i thought you were being very Shakespearean by having the last two lines of the stanza rhyme while the rest did not.. but you went off that page in the next verse.. but it still worked for me.
    BTW – i sequeled your other song.

  5. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    This had a emotion jumping out at me. I really loved it. Good job. :)

  6. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    It is great to have hopeful poetry around here. :)

  7. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Congrats on being featured!

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