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#251903 - 09/29/08 07:32 PM If I..... Would you?
Tinman Offline


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 359
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
If I offered you my hand, would you take it?
If I offered you my shoulder, would you use it?
If I offered you my concern, would you believe it?
If I offered to listen, would you talk?

If I offered you strength, would you draw on it?
If I offered you hope, would you try it?
If I offered to walk beside you, would you let me?
If I offered to be there when you fall, would you call on me?


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#251937 - 09/29/08 08:39 PM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: Tinman]
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Registered: 09/04/07
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Loc: Central Ohio
I like that Tinman. I like that.


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#251948 - 09/29/08 08:55 PM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: M3]
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
wow
that is powerful
and it shows me just how far i've got yet to go

thanx for sharing!

m


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#251978 - 09/29/08 09:31 PM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: MarkK]
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Registered: 05/30/08
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Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Mark, you assume that I am farther along then you. It may or may not be true. But I remember the fear and the sense of being alone in my own private hell.

The day I think I have made it is the day I realize how much further I still have to go.

I look at things differently than I did four years ago. But please do not think I am "recovered." The memories and the nightmares tell me I still have a ways to go.

I just want to share what was given to me. That I felt I didn't deserve. Yet, even though these exact questions were not asked, there were people there to challenge me.

Mark, you are SO brave to even be on this path! Never forget that!

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"I finally have my heart!"

To the perps: Don't worry about me coming after you. But you damn well better watch out for God! "Vengeance is mine", saith the Lord

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#252063 - 09/30/08 10:02 AM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: Tinman]
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Registered: 04/02/07
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Loc: Denver, CO
Actally, i was trying not to make any comparisons. i just realized what each of my answers to your questions would be ... that's when it dawned on me how far away from trusting i really am.

as for "brave"... is it really brave to be on a path when that's the only path available?

m


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#252067 - 09/30/08 10:40 AM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: Tinman]
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 1357
Loc: Québec, Canada
Beautifully thought provoking. I like it as a poem and am greatly relieved that it not a questionnaire.

Because if it was a questionnaire my answers woud look like this:

No - I might want to, but I'd never let on.
No - I don't need support. I'm OK on my own, thank you very much.
No - Ha! Bullshit, no one cares about me.
No - Seems all I do is talk, and still, no one hears.

No - What? and possibly become dependent, I don't think so!
Yes - Strangely, hope I have always had, hope against all hope.
No - Oh just piss off and leave me alone, already.
No - What? and let you see me in pain? Yeah, right!

I guess this is why it is called being in recovery and not having recocered, Huh?

Your fellow journeyman,
Joel

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#252074 - 09/30/08 11:36 AM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: joelRT]
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Indiana
THANKSSSSSSSSS POWERFUL!!!!


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#252154 - 09/30/08 03:31 PM Re: If I..... Would you? [Re: sunwolf]
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Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1242
Loc: infinity
Beautiful! It says a lot!


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