Weldon Davis

Silver Star - 3,969 Points (8-16-80 / Fayetteville NC USA)

New World - Poem by Weldon Davis

I opened my eyes today
And explored a new world
Thought new thoughts
Embraced new challenges

I opened my eyes today
Fought back tears
Thinking where have I been
All this time

I remember a skinny kid
With a smile on his face
And a song in his heart
Who lost his way for a while

It was so dark
I lost focus
Lost my grip and balance
On the important things

I opened my eyes today
And saw a new world before me

A world where I can make a difference if I try
A world where I can embrace the real me
Sober

Topic(s) of this poem: addiction, inspiration, love and friendship


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote a set of poems for a poetry reading in prison that were based or centered around recovery..They are titled 'New World' 'The Beginning' 'Thirst' 'Flip Side' and 'Patience'...All of these poems were written in a three day span at Johnston Correctional in Smithfield, NC I would like to dedicate the whole set to my counselor Melvin 'Iceman' Bryant...Love you man..

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016



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