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I Was A Man
by Dave Harm

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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As a child of an alcoholic, I grew up way to fast. And with this growth I threw away things that weren't needed for my survival - like feelings and emotions.

With recovery, I began to see that I needed to be a child again and learn functional ways to deal with life.

Like "I Was Powerless" this poem was a video before it was shown in written form.

The video for the poem is on my bio page.

I was a man
scared of the future
numb to the past
frozen... in time

a man who never grew up
drank to deny fear
drank to avoid pain
constantly on the run

I was a man
OD'd... poisoned
walking dead
nose bleeds... broken needles

eating out of dumpsters
sleeping under bridges
stealing nickels and dimes
for my next high

tried it all
booze... pot... LSD
cocaine... meth... PCP
a little heroin... just wanted to die
in the garage...

engine running...
the pain started to fade
and life... slipping away

but fate kept me here
change of life followed
and a journey started
... when he grabbed my arm

I was a man
now... I'm a child again
learning to walk
with dreams and hopes

I'm a child
learning to trust... and love
praying for a chance
to finally... do His will




To watch the video click here


Creating Dreams, from the nightmares of hell...

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/14/2009
A powerful and assertive write, Dave. Thanks for sharing. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Barbara Henry 6/8/2009
This is a wonderful poem with an excellent message.
Continued success

Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2009
You are a miracle, and above that, you are an overcomer! Very moving write; well penned, (((my friend)))!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/30/2009
I am glad you survived and not only survived but are there to help others who may just need to read your words and know that there is hope...
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/30/2009
Moving and so well done, Dave. Thankfully, today, you are
the man you were meant to be. -gene.
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