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    • #8320
      vera
      Participant

      In a GT Support Group last Monday
      An interesting question was posed
      By a bored irritated “mentor”
      Just before the session was closed.
      The question was aimed at a client
      Who keeps making blunders and blips
      And who, under the guise of “Recovery”
      Returns to report on her slips.
      The facilitator’s brain must be frazzled
      From listening to reasons and rhymes
      As to why the barriers keep shifting
      Malfunctioning so many times!
      The question the client must answer
      Concerns expectation and hope
      As to the purpose of joining in Groups
      While still “acting the dope”!
      “Tell me why do you come here?
      What do you want from this Site?”
      Sounded like an ultimatum
      Or ban,
      If I don’t get it right!
      How can I answer the question
      “Why do I come to GT?”
      After years of hiccups and set backs
      “Is this the right place for me?”

    • #8321
      charles
      Moderator

      Irritated and bored? That’s not me
      I’m just here choosing recovery

      No ulitimatums and no bans
      All can come here whenever they can

      And when they come here I can set them a task
      To honestly answer questions I ask

      The one I asked I hope you will answer
      The Vera I know is not just a chancer

      And Vera, while you’re such a good poet
      I pose hard questions, and you know it

      So read your poem and see what you wrote
      If you miss it then maybe I’ll quote

      Is your recovery only a “guise?”
      I really hope it’s not a disguise

      Is this the right place for you?
      Well if not here what would you do?

      Reading the forum I see you’ve been busy
      Posting all over the place, it’s making me dizzy

      The one thing I hope you get in your head
      Is posting helps more when on your own thread

      Posting there makes it harder to duck
      Or justify gambling and trying our luck

      The groups now open you can see that
      So see you shortly, come in for a chat.

    • #8322
      vera
      Participant

      Thanks for the poem Charles
      It moved me to tears
      I know I’ve been gambling
      To escape from my fears
      Always found your group helpful
      That’s why I came to GT
      But I now realize
      That it’s all up to me.
      I need to fly solo to test out my wings
      And rely less on other people for things
      Time to take off the mask
      To remove the disguise
      So I’m writing these words
      To say my goodbyes
      Here’s to the “bullshit”, deflection and games
      Played by a fictitious woman
      Using fake pseudo names.
      Time to write a REAL journal
      To walk a straight line
      And live out your advice
      One day at a time!

    • #8323
      charles
      Moderator

      Saying goodbyes?
      That’s your addiction, telling you lies.

      From years of gambling we have both learnt
      That on our own we will surely get burnt

      Every time we tried on our own
      We gambled more and too out more loans

      If you’re really removing the disguise
      That would be a good move, timely and wise

      So where’s the real journal we can all read?
      And give you support in your time of need

      What real steps are you now to take?
      So a lasting recovery you can then make

      What’s really different, what’s really new?
      What touch actions are you going to do?

      If you think you can do it without some support
      That’s ignoring the lessons that you have been taught

      If you still think gambling is fun
      Then what’ve you learnt from all that you’ve done?

      No more “bullshit”, deflection and games?
      Great, so get typing and tell us your aim

      Or maybe you’re going to continue to hide
      And listen to your addiction and all of it’s lies

      I really hope the answer is no
      Vera be honest and give it a go

      No more BS you don’t want that
      So just get your ar*e back into chat!

    • #8324
      charles
      Moderator

      How’s that straight line going Vera? I’m still hoping to read that real journal.

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