How it started
How it started pain stories

mipoet Insomniac
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The trigger that started this inner battle of mine.

How it started

I didn’t get the job I wanted.

While a fire raged at my town’s door.

I don’t know how many creatures died,

or how many trees were burned.

My home was safe,

but the land suffered carnage.

Devastation lies all around.

And when I see it I am reminded,

of where my hope used to be,

the plants and animals that died,

and the beauty that was destroyed.

It was all so senseless.

It gave me invisible scars.

So I gave myself real ones to match.

Now I must find a way to fight myself.

The addiction I created.

While I am surrounded by reminders,

of my failure.

I didn’t have it the worst.

Animals lost lives,

and people lost their homes.

So why should I feel sorry for myself.

It makes me loath me,

to feel so weak.

And with that weakness,

the addiction grows.

My wife helps,

and I fight it for my children.

I try to turn this around.

While the world fights me.

But one day, someday,

I’ll find my victory

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