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Solitude
by Walter LaVerne Jones

Friday, January 09, 2004

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An old friend explained to me how he was able to overcome an addiction to alcohol.

When my eyes are tired
I slip into your mind
I wander the pathways
of pleasant dreams
I hide in the shadows
of what use to be

In your mind all is quite
no fears and pain do I see
it is a place of solitude
a safe heaven for me

You love me with out thinking
you did not care what I was
no thought to the drinking
you thought I was an angel above

When nights drain my body
the world comes down on me
you give me a place to go, dear
In your mind I am free

God granted me an angel
a child to comfort my sin
a place to fight my addiction
a safe world to live in

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Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 1/9/2004
Walter I am going to print this one out. Great work. My next poem will be on alcoholism. This truly touched me. Floria
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 1/9/2004
an amazing write.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/9/2004
Well I'm glad your friend overcame. I'm also happy that you were able to take a hardship and put it into such lovely words. Lisa
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/9/2004
No wonder my head is so heavy today...lol!!

Excellent write of solitude Walter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader) 1/9/2004
Sounds like the solace found in the innocence of a child.
A beautiful poem of comfort and a simple love.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/9/2004
Beautiful write and wonderful feelings.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
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