My poem, "Rite of Passage," was written for my fiancee's brother, a childhood friend. She and I helped him get into recovery three years ago. At the onset, he was hospitalized for some time. I wrote this for him during that time to help him understand that I knew what he was going through, that I had been there too, and that I cared.
for my friend, Brian
The only way back to the other side,
Is through a swamp full of hell,
It's a wicked rollercoaster ride,
One that only the true can tell,
The bravest of men will try,
But only the strongest will prevail,
In a boxcar full of demons,
Racing on a slick and evil rail,...
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