He walked out of the dark room too fast for his own good
And he walked into a wall that I couldn’t believe he couldn’t see.
He walked too fast so on the way he tripped and fell, and he kept crying that his knee hurt
How I resented him!
After all the talk, all the teachings, he still kept doing some strange, unimaginable crap
That was not in the plan.
Years passed, as I watched those like him, failing miserably,
Until I realized that the plan I expected them to succeed accordingly
Was mine, not theirs.
Their lives were theirs, not mine, and such were the expectations.
Everybody’s got their own journey,
And the journey of recovery is not a straight line.
There should be signs all over the place along the track of recovery:
“Expects bumps, setbacks, and redirections!”
Some truly unpredictable situations can happen on the way,
Because life happens.
Sometimes the elevator breaks, and you have to take the stairs to the next level.
Yet though climbing up is exhausting,
We can focus on the idea
That recovery is a road
To pursue a life of fulfillment and hope
And it is worth fighting for no matter how bad the setbacks may seem.
Recovery is not a condition of being healed.
It’s a movement from A to Z and it is truly your own.
I try so hard to remember this when I look at them now
For I remember how I walked and how I fell, and that sometimes
It took a while to get up and walk straight.
I didn’t get all the lessons right away,
But eventually I worked out a plan that suits my journey,
More realistic, and more successful.
I try not to judge them on their success or lack thereof
Because their life and progress
Is none of my business,
For what can I know
Of where they came from and of the depths of their pain?
All I know is my own wounds
And how to tend to them,
No matter how bumpy is the ride.
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