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Robin's Realm


A Little Help


This one I had to take

the time to write no matter how

hard it is for me


You see he had a friend even

better than me- That brown bottle


That friend always held him tight.

Let him feel no pain and did not

fight and argue just let him slip away into the day or night.


I would get so jealous

of that friend

so much it had a grip of fear on me


The friend brought many fears and insecurities

to me

I knew he truly loved me but what if the friend led him astray?


This friend of his loved to have fun

Even if it was just an afternoon in the sun.


The friend was always there

when no one else might have been


The friend has slowly taken over-

We ask will he see  that the friend will take it all

away from him.


We love him so much whether it is me or

a special member of his family.


I look to  the little one as he takes a drink.

Wake up grandpa

I am here

I have a life I want to share.


Yes you say Ive only had a few

but that few can bring you so much


A life of ill health

A life of a disastrous accident

Taking your own life or yet worse someone elses.


It has already started to steal the

Whole true intimacy

Of what they call life


He will say yes I do abuse at times

But they are far and few between.


Let me be me and enjoy my LBL


I too would drink along with him

As alcohol, loosened the lips, inhibitions were

Let go and

So many things flowed


In the morning after our heads aching with pain

Why do we do it again and again?


There are times I fear of speaking of

the drinking

For fear he will keep the Best Friend not I


I must only hope and pray

You have so much to live for


The friend is taking you away


For I fear if it continues

Sad words one day will have to be said


Im sorry dear loved ones

He would not let go of the grip

For the true life to be found


As hard as it is, let go of that friend.

That friend has caused many demons to run loose

in many ways.


We are here dear Alcoholic


Take a hold of us.


--Robin Walters, December 19, 2004


Copyright 2004 by Robin Walters. All Rights Reserved. 

Robin Walters is an alcoholic relationship survivor and writer in New York state. Robin still longs to be a school teacher, but now satisfies that longing by sharing her life experiences in the hope that her lessons will lighten the load for others. She may be contacted at robin@empoweredrecovery.com. Read more of her writings at www.EmpoweredRecovery.com/robin .




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