I am honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to read and then publish here this poem written by one of the wonderful “poets” I work with at Salus, Withnell Hall, Chorley, Lancashire.
[…and everyday I’m more and more convinced of the importance of creativity, reflective writing and journalling in the recovery process…]


Sick and twisted mired in death

I helped you take your final breath

With natures core sweet poppy brown

Method-one with a smack rats frown

You kept me safe dark times relieved

Until I could again believe

Dark and lonely free from pain

I learned to live and love again

Moving on though freedom door

A lust for life and wanting more

I have you back I shine again

I thought I could but know not when

As cobwebs fade and light appears

The smell of life allays my fears

Dearest memories clear and free

Saharan nights just you and me

Saharan days we’ll always have

A time we loved a time we laughed

Your life cut short your love so sweet

I moved on slow with life to meet

So bye my love watch over me

Life rolls on I’m back I’m free


© Dave T. 2016 : You may not copy & distribute or commercially exploit the content Sands of the Sahara or part of it. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. Thank you for your understanding. Reproduced with permission – Dave T. – 16 March 2016

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Virginia's owner, fiercely tender & protective, ironically sincere, wildly curious, lyrically logical and simply me! in love with philosophy, psychotherapy, spirituality, and creativity. the rest are just details.

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