Friday, May 14, 2010

Future Keepers Gratitude

The following poem was written by one of our younger adults in our Future Keepers group.  Future Keepers is a group for all the patients/residents from the age of 18 to 30 to meet and discuss the issues surrounding chemical dependency that are pertinent to their age group.

"To HVRC

My home away from home, that it will forever be,
I will sincerely miss you, HVRC

You've made a man of Peter Pan
And made rainy days, shine again
Making no foes, only friends
That loved me for me, so I didn't have to pretend.

Tears I have shed, letting go of old resentments,
My life is now somewhat smooth with just a little resistance.
You gave me the knowledge of relapse prevention.
You also gave me true friends with lots of love, hugs and kisses.

I almost forgot to mention, you also gave me hope,
You untied the knot of my suicidal rope,
Never once was it around my throat, but always close by
Until you gave me the courage to tell it, "Good-bye."

So in my heart you will always be
My home away from home, the miracle making HVRC."

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