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Whispers of Relapse

by J. Lee 12 days ago in inspirational

A poem about fighting off the inner voice that tells me to return to old habits

Whispers of Relapse
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Another night-

Another fight-

Between Me, Myself, and I.

I have the reason;

I have the right;

I can't escape this Plight.


It whispers to me

"Hear me now-

I'm here to stop the strife.

There's only one thing

You must do:

And that is take a knife."

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"A tempting offer,"

I must say,

"But I must turn away.

I can't go back-

Not to that place-

I worked so hard to erase."


"Suit yourself,

But I'll be back,

Of this I can assure.

You need me now,

Just like before:

You'll scream and beg for more."


The voice flew away-

I fought it off-

At least for one more night.

Life is hard,

Recovery harder,

But tonight I am stronger


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**If you or someone you know is struggling with addictive substances, actions, or behaviors, PLEASE try and seek professional help. Depending on the vice and severity, it may be dangerous or even deadly to try and attempt recovery on your own, without medical supervision. Be safe, Friends. You're worth your health and happiness in life

For some tips on recovery, as well as some resources, check out Recovery is Anything But

For an insight to SOME of my story and recovery process, check out Thank you for Surviving **


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J. Lee
J. Lee
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J. Lee

French enthusiast, non-binary trans person, artist, writer, lover of animals, space, and the right for every living thing to experience their existence authentically.

Pronouns: they/them (English) iel (French)

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