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Embrace The Mess of Life?

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Life is messy
It’s not all clean
Immaculate
Like a glossy magazine

I’ve seen how untidy things can be
I can’t control everything
And it’s not just me
It’s everybody!

From surface rubbish to mind full of crap
Nope
Can’t constantly control all of that
It is what it is
That sentence though scary
Makes me feel a bit free
Lifts the weight of my responsibility
FOR EVERYTHING & EVERYONE
In my family

I’ll do my best
Always
Every single day
And that just has to be ok

Can’t keep on spinning 100 plates
They’ll drop
Or I’ll stop
Hide away
Cry
Drink wine
Pretend I’m fine

I need to stop in my quest
Of expecting perfection
Not see things when they go slightly wrong
As a disaster
Or a rejection

My house is a mess, my family and me
Far more than it is tidy you see
But,
Now I’m more present and alcohol free
I’m no longer that person
Who, until quite recently
Could not see the wood for the trees
🌳🌲🌳🌲❤

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This poem was composed by Floss The author of  Is Sober Boring and Alcohol use is a Spectrum

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