My dreams cannot LIVE
beside those who wish to hold onto doubts.
I cannot DREAM
where people are forever preoccupied with “reality”,
with how things “are”.
I cannot HOPE
where people insist that what I desire
can never come to pass,
where merely discussing it is off base,
where seeing things as they are is more important
than envisioning how I would like them to become
I require the freedom and self-determination
To proceed under my own power,
To succeed or fail
Through my own efforts,
To have my dreams and visions
Meet the risk and uncertainty of daily life.
This is RECOVERY
Adapted from Alan Lunt 2000 (used by permission)