The Other Side


How does it feel on the other side?
I ask myself, what do THEY think about.
THEY, who have never given themselves over to addiction,
THEY, who donít push back the demon who whispers,
Softly...., sweetly...., Just one, jusssssst one.

I envy THEM for THEY will never know my world.
THEY will never stand staring, wanting, knowing,
It can not be in your life, but somehow is never truly gone.
THEY will never punish themselves, feeling weak and
Useless, unwilling to be loved, undeserving of it.

In this little corner of the world there is no THEY,
There is only us, we who fight everyday to keep,
the life that which we fought so hard to begin again.
Holding each other in a desperate dance around the demon,
Always knowing how close to the edge we really are.


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I am a new member and just started reading some posts.....this is so true as tears are running down my cheeks. I wish I were as comfortable in my skin as they are on the "other side." We must always be on guard knowing that "it" is just waiting to catch us at a weak moment.
Alison, this is such an inspiration....thank you.

- josie (Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 5:41:11 PM [EST])



As Lisa said, "Wow, thanks!!!" I'm sure having my pity party today, and this helps soooooooo much. 330 days.......

- Marie (Monday, September 04, 2006 at 8:48:46 AM [EST])



WOW.... Thank You!

- Lisa S. (Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 11:38:03 PM [EST])



Good Job Alison:
I'm proud of you!
Flossie

- Flossie (Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 8:49:05 PM [EST])



Keep it up- the struggle and the writing. Thanks for the inspiration.

- Ash (Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 9:07:51 AM [EST])



You've shared this with me before, and I appreciated it just as much seeing it here. You continue to inspire me!

- Lynn (Monday, April 12, 2004 at 11:08:27 AM [EST])

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