This is some free writing which was inspired by Demi Lovato's overdose this week.
Many people struggle with an addiction in their lifetime, and I think Demi Lovato is a perfect example as to how we need to overcome our struggles. While no one is perfect, we should continue to fight our battles and make sure that we are conquering our “demons”. There will be relapses, but we have to remember to continue to keep fighting. It isn't about how exactly far we fall when we relapse, it is about how we pick ourselves up afterwards and then fight for what matters most.
Also, don't fear requesting help when you feel like you need it.
Don't continue to think that you're alone. All of us struggle at times and we all want to use each other to keep ourselves from falling into dark ways. There isn't any weakness in asking for help; there's only strength in order to face your fears and then fight the good fight. There's power in numbers, so let others help you in fighting.
As humans, we're flawed.
We get some things wrong, we lie.
We make promises we can't keep.
We give in to temptation.
We fall to the knees.
Some of us pretend we're fine,
Putting on a show for all those to watch.
We act as though we have it all together,
Making our lives looks so good from the view of a camera lens,
But inside, we're eating ourselves alive.
Some people have cracks,
That we like to tiptoe around.
Dancing on the edge and pretending as though we don't notice the cliff.
Which makes it look like we like to play with fire,
As though we meant to get burned within the process
And then some of us,
Have to dive right into the valley,
Jumping in to the ravine to see how deep it truly is.
No matter how many times you tell us not to,
We need to see the bottom to live in.
We will break and we will shatter.
We'll lose our way
And we will continue to battle with our demons,
But we'll duct tape ourselves together again.
We shall recover
We all have an addiction.
We all need a fix.
We all have a necessity that is too good to ignore.
We all have that one thing that we give in to,
That we fall back to every single time we feel weak.
No matter how hard we attempt,
We will break our own stride.
Even when the going gets tough,
And that we try to hide.
We will break our pride and lose ourselves once again.
We will disappoint those around us,
Whenever we give in.
We will harm our own hearts,
Knowing we should happen to be stronger,
But more importantly,
We all do ourselves no good,
Dwelling on how we could have been better for the reason that moment of weakness.
But in the moments of fear,
We'll find our strengths.
We will rebuild.
We will rise just like a phoenix,
With it's ashes in the grave.
Sometimes it takes the fall,
To see how far you've come.
To realize you aren't that person you once was.
To see why you came undone and just what you need to do to mend again.
In the moments of weakness,
People for assistance,
In the moments of fear,
Expect and run.
In the moments of hate,
Find some way to love yourself enough to find more.
So from here, rise.
Look at yourself in the mirror.
You’re better than you was previously.
No matter what that demon is screaming to you,
There is a reason you fell,
There is additionally a reason that you're still here.
So from here, rise from this dark moment.
Came from here, rise above it all.