Recovery Uncovered

I can’t get this right, so I’m posting two poems.  Feel free to leave me feedback about which one you prefer or don’t.

Recovery Uncovered

 Shards of rage and jealousy
pierce the soul
shatter friendship
wound family

pain’s disposition a lasting bequest
recovery uncovered – life’s unwelcome guest

Edvard Munch’s The Scream
The Scream - Edvard Munch

(Recovered) Alcoholic’s Lament


 Rage and jealousy lie buried together
in a shallow grave
scrape the surface and find them
companions fit to shatter any structure
crumbling all foundations
undermining friendship
destroying family

 Recovery uncovered
cracks exposed
wounds festering


Shards may pierce your soul

Some of you will worry, so I feel compelled to add that this is not about me or my family.
The Scream is in the public domain.
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8 Responses to Recovery Uncovered

  1. Monica says:

    Danke sehr, liebe Freundin

  2. Monica says:

    That’s a happy outcome, dear Kenny. Thanks so much for the comment.

  3. giselzitrone says:

    Wünsche dir eine glückliche gute Woche liebe Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde

  4. Kenny2dogs says:

    My recovery from drinking alcohol lasted less than a minuet, painless with no regrets. i was never a stupefied alcoholic with devils in my head !!!
    I like the second poem,
    be well my lovely friend
    Kenny 🙂

  5. Monica says:

    Thank you, Ian. For some reason, it reminds me of Androgoth’s stories – the foul buried under the seeming-fair.

  6. I enjoyed both those writings Monica, the second one is very straight to the point, which I can appreciate, it tells of the living torment after recovery, well written.

  7. Monica says:

    Thank you, Bluebee. It’s true – there’s no doubt. What I seem to be struggling with is that underneath the appearance of wellness, there’s something terrible lying in wait. Like a nightmare but a waking reality. The only option seems to be to hightail it away as fast as possible.

  8. bluebee says:

    “Recovery Uncovered” is an effective compression of language with a punch, like the pain that you describe so well in these lines:

    “pain’s disposition a lasting bequest
    recovery uncovered – life’s unwelcome guest”

    Addiction is such a terrible thing for a person and those that love them, but I feel that one cannot help the addict beyond the lengths they wish to go to help themselves.

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