10 Year Challenge Poem by Randy McClave

10 Year Challenge



10 years ago today I gave up Heroin
It was my bodies most evilest sin,
That's when I gave up being a junkie
A drug dealers flunky.
Many times I would be sitting on my bathroom floor
Thinking that I was better than I was before,
Just after I had been shooting up
Full never was my cup.
But, then it was just a few weeks later
I finally listened to my creator,
Physically, mentally and spiritually I had died
I then finally woke up inside.
I finally ended my desire and affliction
By ending my heroin addiction,
Unto God in thanks I still gratefully pray
I got my life back,10 years ago today.

I happily married my high school crush
And I wasn't high or a lush,
I wanted love and now I will spend my life with him
And no more with heroin.
I am now also a mother of two beautiful souls
My life with them is now one of my many goals,
I work two jobs, I am now self employed
I thank God, that by heroin I wasn't destroyed.
Now once again I am dependable and worthwhile
Again I thank God for changing my lifestyle,
And now I have caring and awesome friends
My blessings seemingly never ends.
This is my 10 years challenge
No longer do I need papers or a syringe,
No longer unto heroine am I it's pawn
The list of my accomplishments will continue on.

Randy L. McClave

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A friend of mine posted the story of a woman who gave up heroin and the great accomplishments since, was a great little story, so I wrote this poem.
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