This is Recovery

This is Recovery

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.




Adapted from Alan Lunt 2000 (used by permission)