• Poetry Corner: Facing Me

    by Juanita P. (Family Program)

    Facing Me

    If I truly want to be
    All that I can be,
    The person that I have to face
    Ultimately is me.

    Don’t be afraid to look deep down
    And see what lives inside,
    The only way you can be free
    Is if you’re determined
    Not to hide.

    Confront the demons
    Of the past
    And look into their eyes,
    The courage that it takes to stand,
    Will truly make you wise.

    The things you see
    Will not be nice,
    Fear will try to make you quit,
    But step by step
    As you move on,
    The pieces all will fit.


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    Members of Renascent's alumni community carry the message by sharing their experiences and perspectives on addiction and recovery. To contribute your alumni perspective, please email alumni@renascent.ca.