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 semper fi
That mean always faithful
That the Marine Corps label

Author: Mr. B

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