Upside Down

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I can’t do it

So don’t try to convince me that

I have the capacity to be sober

Because at the end of the day

I don’t like myself enough

And I’m not going to lie to myself by saying

There is a strength in me that really matters

So be assured I’ll remind myself

That I’m a weak and worthless person

And nothing you say will make me feel

I deserve recovery and sobriety

Because no matter what

I am not good enough to recover

And I’m in no frame of mind to believe that

Joy, strength and serenity do exist within me

Because whenever I look at my reflection I always think

Am I as weak or unable to change as I believe people think?

Now read from the bottom up, how we talk to ourselves and feel about ourselves on a daily basis matters x


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A sobriety take on “Pretty Ugly ” poem by Abdullah Shoaib that can be read both ways.

This post was written by Floss authors of  An emoji-explosion reminder to myself of how alcohol lies to me


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