Goodbye Marijuana, Alcohol, and All the Rest
By Pat F.
After 30 years the time has
come to say goodbye.
It’s not you, it’s me. I can’t deal with you anymore. We
had some good times in the beginning. Lots of partying
and the like, but somewhere along the line, it became
When we first met, it was great. No more feeling blue.
I began to feel like I was included in something. I was
too young to realize that I had chosen the wrong path.
Slowly, imperceptibly over the intervening years I left
all of my other passions and devoted myself solely to
you. Aviation, music, art, socializing, high school
graduation, college, friendships, and so much more went by the way. All for you I did this.
I see now that you had become the stealer of my dreams, the
great corruptor in my life. For you I have lied, cheated, and
stolen. For you I have lost my morality and sacrificed my
self-worth. I have given countless hours to you that I can
never recapture. Time I should have spent doing those things
that would have
and my world was spent in
folly with you. We were something together, weren’t we?
So with this in my mind, please know I will always remember
you but I am setting sail for a new destination and to this
new land you may not accompany me.
Of this I am sure, but not sorry for it, you will find another.
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