Often, poems and inspirational sayings can help lift spirits and focus on the important things in life.  When you are battling a drug addiction, poems can help keep you focused and on track with recovery.  It can motivate you toward action and getting help for your addiction. 

 

Perhaps the most well-known poem is “The Serenity Prayer”:

 

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change

To change the things that I can

And the wisdom to know the difference

 

Since drug addiction requires people to leave their old life behind in order to recover, the next poem called “Begin Again” is quite inspirational:

 

One of the best things we can do in our lives is

Begin again

 

Begin to see yourself as you were when you were the happiest

Begin to remember what worked for you and what worked against you

Begin to try and re-capture the magic that is life

Begin to live a lifetime each day as you did when you were a child

Begin to forget your baggage, the problems that don’t matter anymore, the tears that cried themselves away, and the worries that are going to wash away on the shore of tomorrow’s new beginning

 

Tomorrow tells us it will be here every new day of our lives

If we are wise, we will turn away from the problems of the past

And give the future and ourselves a chance to become the best of friends

 

Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself

 

Begin again

 

~ Author Unknown

 

People with a drug addiction can find some beautiful words to live by in a poem.  It can speak to them and motivate them to action.  For example, this next poem tells us of hope and letting go:  “Two Days”:

 

There are two days in every week

About which we should not worry

Two days

That should be kept free from fear and apprehension

 

One is yesterday with all its mistakes and cares

Is faults and blunders, its aches and pains

 

Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control

We cannot undo a single act we performed or erase a single word we said

Yesterday is gone forever

 

Then there is tomorrow

With all its possibilities, it’s adversities, its burdens, its rewards

 

Tomorrow’s sun will rise

Either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds

But it will rise

 

Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow

For it has yet to be born

 

That leaves today

Anyone can fight the battle of just one day

It’s when you add the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow

That you break down

 

It’s not the experience of today that drives a person mad

It’s the remorse or bitterness of something that happened yesterday

And the dread of what tomorrow might bring

Therefore, it only makes sense

For peace of mind and hope

Live simply one day at a time

Live today!

~ Author Unknown

If you are struggling with a drug addiction, try writing your own poem.  Look inside your heart, see what the addiction is doing to you and express your feelings in a poem.  You may just find that you can inspire yourself!