Poetry Corner

Below are poems written by one of our Peer Support Specialists, Mr. B, about his journey on the road to recovery and what it means to be a Vet.

Recovery, it's a must

Recovery ya it’s a must

There are no if ands what's or buts

I’m a very firm believer

In God we trust

I’m never ever going to do drugs again

Cause back then, drugs was my very, very, very best friend

Do tell if it wasn’t for God All Mighty I’d still be out there

Thanks Hope Manor for having me here

I did a lot of things that I’m not proud of

But since I’ve been in Hope Manor

They show me nothing but love

I know now, doing drugs backs then didn’t make a whole lot of sense

Especially when I was sleeping in abandoned buildings and a park bench

I want this recovery real, real, real bad

Cause I lost everything I ever had

My kids and family didn’t respect me no more

Doing drugs really took its toll

This is it. I quit.

I had my fun

Stick a fork in me I’m done

I’m never going to do drugs no more

No, no, no, no, no, no

I’m gonna leave it in God’s hands

That’s my number one game plan

I did and said a lot of things to get high

To get money for drugs man did I lie

I said what they wanted to hear

I really didn’t care I was out there

I’ve been doing drugs for years

Even though my mother shed a whole lot of tears

She use to look me straight in the eye

And say, “why you still wanna get high?”

Do you wanna live or do you wanna die?

I’ll say, “Mom it’s okay, I’m gonna quite one these days”

She drop her head and say, “son keep the faith

Get down on your knees with me and lets pray

Not tomorrow son, but today”

But before I got clean, my mom passed away

I should have stop then, I didn’t know where to begin

I knew in my heart what I was doing was wrong

I didn’t care, so I continued on

Even though God All Mighty brought my mother home

To sit beside him on his throne

Now she’s in heaven looking down on me

All her prayers been answered her son is finally free

Since I stop doing drugs my life did a complete 360

Doing drugs is a thing of the past


Author: Mr. B 

Love Being a Vet 

I love being a Vet

That you can bet

I wanted to be a Marine

To be seen in all that green

There’s no if what’s buts or maybe

I didn’t wanna join the Navy

I was kinda of scared at first

Was destined to be a Marine since birth

When I raise my hand

And took the oath

Being a Marine is what I wanted most

When I got the uniform

Couldn’t wait to put it on

For crying out loud

I was so proud

I was infantry

You know what that meant to me

Being the first to go in

With a rifle in my hand

Fighting for my country

That was really something

When I was a kid

I used to lay in my bed

And dream bout being a Marine

When I told my mom

She didn’t like the idea

Next thing I know

She was crying tears

I said mom what you crying for

I’m not going off to was of being deployed

Mom wait and see

Going to boot camp not over seas

Mom it’s gonna be ok

Gonna write you every single day

If I had to go and fight

Wouldn’t think about it twice

For those who don’t know

Marines are the first to go

It’s not about the money

It’s about fighting for your country

The reason why

It’s call simple fi

That mean always faithful

That the Marine Corp label

Author: Mr. B