Never Give Up

If you’re struggling with an addiction,

or a mental illness

infliction…

NEVER GIVE UP!

Whether you’re in the gutter

reaching

for another sip

of alcohol,

or sitting in a penthouse

denying

your reflection

as you snort that line…

Maybe you’re frozen with fear

as your heart pumps out that hit…

NEVER GIVE UP!

You ARE special

Stop the Self hate

Try Again…

You might be in the corner

of your room,

curled up infant style

wondering if your life

is worth while.

Maybe you’re pressing

a blade into your skin

feeling like you just can’t win.

Your life WILL turn around,

clarity will be found.

NEVER GIVE UP!

Maybe you haven’t 

reached such despair,

laughing like you don’t care.

When you fall with

no one to call…

NEVER GIVE UP!

It’s just your turn

to move through

the pain

of growth.

I know the tears

feel endless 

attempting to release

frustrations and loneliness.

You are NOT Alone!

NEVER GIVE UP!

I’ve been the addict, the mental patient and the joker laughing.

A life of pain, abuse and darkness, 

I survived…I AM alive!

I will NEVER GIVE UP!

Eventually through transformation,

the veil lifts,

enlightenment and regeneration

are the gifts…

when you

NEVER GIVE UP!