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Ambered Promises
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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 4/25/2012
I hear that! I've got 19 years!! Great work!!
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 1/9/2010
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 1/8/2010
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 1/8/2010
Congratulations Karla. You make me proud to call you my friend. 25 Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/8/2010
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 1/7/2010
Congrats Karla, a most powerful write...well done
peace, Carole~
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/7/2010
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 1/7/2010
No wasted life here, just a strong one full of experience and survival!


Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/7/2010
WONDERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
congrats to you!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/6/2010
25 years! Fantastic. Hard work put those years behind you. Congratulations. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/6/2010
wow, fantastic insight Karla, great poem~
Reviewed by Carol Grace 1/6/2010
Awesome work

Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/6/2010
This took real guts to write and gut you have in plenty.
In admiration,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/6/2010
Strong and sincere message for all who have fought and continue to fight the battle of the amber bottles.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
Excellent my friend. May God bless and keep you in His care.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/6/2010
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,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Gerald Tate 1/6/2010
Well written, although sad. I don't think I could last that long though.

Best, Gerry
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 1/6/2010
Karla, has anyone told you lately what an incredible and brave lady you truly are?
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
Copper sun revelation...

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/6/2010
Congratulations! Twenty five years sober?? AWESOME!! Wonderful write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 1/6/2010
Great achievement and excellent poem, Take care
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
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 1/6/2010
Congratuations Karla!!That is awesome!

With Love,

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