Published on Apr 22, 2012
Sunshine After Rain
© Brenda Winders
One day when I was young I heard a knock at my door
It sounded familiar, like I had heard it before
I opened the door and to my surprise
There stood a young lady with blond hair and brown eyes
She said, I have the answers, are you ready to play?
So I grabbed my money and I said ok
There were the answers that I had always sought
Liquids, pills, and powders, and I bought and bought
Then one day, my friend suddenly changed
her face became ugly, calloused, and deranged
She grabbed my hand and we tore through the town
My loved ones and friends could only watch and frown
She kept whispering something I could only guess
It sounded like she was repeating "Yes, Yes, Yes"
How quickly from fun to very near death
How quickly from one beer, to smoking crystal meth
I thought of my family, oh what a mess
But all I heard was screaming "Yes, Yes, Yes"
I had to find help I was at my wits end
I had lost my child, my family and my friends
I said "God are you there, can you help me please?"
A sudden peace came over me and I fell to my knees
God answered the riddle that so long I did guess
Why my addiction kept screaming "Yes, Yes, Yes"
It's because I kept asking night after night
It's going to be different this time right?
I said, "God I'm not worth it I feel like a jerk."
He said, "Suit up and show up its time to go to work"
Now it's been eight months since I had my last drink
It's given me time to remember and think
So I am here to tell you in this little rhyme
Life keeps getting better "One day at a time''
So when you think you are going insane
There's always, ''Sunshine after the Rain."
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