In These Rooms (idea)
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In the late '90s I began working with alcohol and drug addicted Native American Indian kids. I frequently took them into my home if they were not getting the support they needed in their own homes. I provided a clean and sober living environment for them. When I began taking them to "meetings" at 12 step programmes, I ran across a fellow, I knew from the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, a man called Barton. He shared this piece with me and gave me permission to publish it. I now share it with others who may need a little boost in their sobriety or for those living with addicts and alcoholics in their lives.
I always told my kids, "I believe 'God' / 'Great Spirit' is a river that flows through the universe. That river flows through you and me. "These Rooms" are the banks of that river. If you stay close to the banks of the river, everything you want or need will float by; all you need to do is reach out and touch it to claim it as your own."
In These Rooms
I have bared what was left of my sorry soul
I have seen pain that can only be compared with chilldbirth
I have watched as gentle people threw themselves back to the wolves
I have fallen in love, made and lost friends and let you love me