Happy New Year 2021

Look to this day,For it is life,The very life of life.In its brief course lie allThe realities and verities of existence,The bliss of growth,The splendor of action,The glory of power-- For yesterday is but a dream,And tomorrow is only a vision,But today, well lived,Makes every yesterday a dream of happinessAnd every tomorrow a vision of … Continue reading Happy New Year 2021

A Poem for Women in Recovery

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“I’m Sorry” by Nancy P.

On a recent episode of The Bubble Hour (Nancy’s Story S7 E23), a poem was shared that touched many listeners. I’ve since been swamped with requests for a copy, and I’m pleased to make it available to you here in print and audio form. My gratitude to Nancy for her vulnerability and courage in telling her story and reading her poem.

Click here for audio of “I’m Sorry”:

excerpt from “The Bubble Hour” Season 7 Episode 23 (Nancy’s Story)

I'M SORRY

I always said “I’m sorry”
for everything I did
I think that it began
When I was just a kid.

I’m sorry that I’m little
I’m sorry I get mad
I’m sorry if I’m not as smart
As my mom or dad.

I’m sorry that I’m shy
And that my chest is flat.
I’m sorry I’m not ready
To do the stuff…

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‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas (Trigger Warning)

'Twas the fight before christmas and all through the house Shrieked one final scream of a drunken man's spouse As she lay on the floor, not one eye did she flutter When the final punch came, not one word did she mutter The children were crying, hid under their beds With visions of dad hitting … Continue reading ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas (Trigger Warning)