Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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Image (c) 2009, Karla Dorman
it was a wasted life i saw
at the bottom of a brown
bottle that brought little
comfort ---- it only added
to my pain. dreams gone
sour tasted bitter on my
tongue, but i drowned
them in another swallow
---- didn't know what
trouble was until after i
stopped drinking. the
loss of health, a job; the
loss of a marriage, my
son; the loss of a home,
of parents: should have
been enough to drive me
to the beer store for cases
of ambered promises to
make me forget. no. my
sobriety means much more
---- twenty five years now.
(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (1/6)
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|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|I hear that! I've got 19 years!! Great work!!|
|Reviewed by Rebecca Russell
|Congratulations on maintaining your sobriety for all this time. You are an inspiration and I, for one, am glad you decided to hang on through it all. Rebecca|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Many terrible losses but in the end you retrieved yourself. So many many cannot make that claim. Congratulations Karla. Patrick|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Congratulations Karla. You make me proud to call you my friend. 25 Hugs, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|bravo! -- that's true grit my dear friend -- you do not achieve a milestone like that without courage and determination -- keep writing for us -- peace and love be always with you - Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Congrats Karla, a most powerful write...well done
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|wow powerful write My friend
Thanks for sharing your thoughts
please stay away from "Amber Bottle"
don't allow it to still your wonderful poetic thoughts away
Love & Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|No wasted life here, just a strong one full of experience and survival!
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|WONDERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
|How strange, Karla, that people belonging to Authors Den, those that we read every day and those that we may think we know, only discover the hidden life, the hidden horror of the life of those we may think we know. So sorry for your far distant past and so proud of your strong resolve for the past twenty-five years. It is with pride that I call myself...
Your friend from southern California, Mark
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Stay strong Karla, twenty five years and counting, you are certainly blessed and the future brightens a little more each day...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|congrats to you!|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|25 years! Fantastic. Hard work put those years behind you. Congratulations. Love it. Liz|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|wow, fantastic insight Karla, great poem~|
|Reviewed by Carol Grace
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
This took real guts to write and gut you have in plenty.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Strong and sincere message for all who have fought and continue to fight the battle of the amber bottles.
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Wonderful poem Karla. I am pretty much in the same boat. I suffer from a three-fold malady: mind, body, spirit. It can only be treated by chemicals or a spiritual higher-power effecting a psychic change. I choose the latter. The former "solution" blew right up in my face. But it's all I knew at the time. Everyone has their path. "We don't regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it."|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Karla I am proud of you, many couldnt have been through what you've been through and stayed sober, but for the Grace of God, you are here telling your story, and I thank you
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Excellent my friend. May God bless and keep you in His care.|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Your honesty is quite refreshing! You must know that this is quite an accomplishment. I just love the photo you chose, it is perfect!
Peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by Gerald Tate
|Well written, although sad. I don't think I could last that long though.
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Karla, has anyone told you lately what an incredible and brave lady you truly are?|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|I hear you talking / It's been about twenty years for me. Dottie and I stopped smoking AND drinking on the same day and never looked back. Lately i have been having one glass of vino before I retire. Helps me sleep. Congratulations to you!|
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Copper sun revelation...
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Congratulations! Twenty five years sober?? AWESOME!! Wonderful write; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Darryn Murphy
|Great achievement and excellent poem, Take care|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|Karla- BE PROUD! :)
I HAD NO, IDEA!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this most revered and accomplished "HIGH" Life Achievement! As Tomorrow holds the Same ( 1 Day at a time) This Picture you chose is SUPERLATIVE to this Esteemed Crowning of yours) Be Happy in this NEW YEAR 2010! WRITE ON! READ ON! I missed you! But I'm trying to catch up!
Hugs and. Bountiful Blessings Karla! Purple_PassionSHEEoxxo
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Yes loss can drive us to many things but I'm glad you are a strong woman Karla, one who shares her heart with us each day.|
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|Congratuations Karla!!That is awesome!