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Poetry and Art

That Smile

She was still a little flushed, scattered, from the slow...
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Man Spaces

Man Spaces The Jameson bottle glistened whole mockingly in its...
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You’re Just Fucking Wrong

Well… I don’t know what else to say…I’m all about...
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The first time we met

  The first time we met, I was slowly sipping...
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Razor Burn

Razor burn It hurts when I walk, she said It...
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Glass in my Soul

Sometimes just the thought of facing the day feels like...
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The Promise

  The promise I, ____, take you, ____, for my...
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Swimming in Puddles

you may not have been born with a sunny disposition,...
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Soiled

    Soiled is how it feels…is how it felt....
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Choosing Joy Over Despair

  We build resilience and cultivate hope every time we...
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A Good Woman

Diminished Insignificant Frail Fearless He screams lost confused torn a...
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trapped #drjohnaking

Trapped

Trapped Condemned by things I did not do Judged by...
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she makes my day

sun through broken clouds breeze through summer trees a glimpse...
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The Scream of The Silent

  He sits Alone Waiting This time His time His...
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Welcome to Sunday

Pillows lost Sheets in balls The smell of sweat, sex...
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One day I looked up

One day I looked up          ...
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Paths to Recovery

“There were two therapist sitting in a bar….” or maybe I should...
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Love Not Extraordinary #drjohnaking #poetry

Love Not Extraordinary

Love Not Extraordinary A love not extraordinary is a life...
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happy #drjohnaking #poetry

Happy

Happy When I forget that I’m not I realize that...
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Perfection #drjohnaking #poetry

Perfection

Perfection As she stood there, he looked past the smile...
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Guidlines for Difficult Times #drjohnaking #poetry

Guidelines for Difficult Times

Guidelines for difficult times: Be kind to yourself Walk softly...
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Happy #drjohnaking #poetry

Getting to Happy

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Whore No More #drjohnaking #poetry

Whore No More

  Whore No More You lie in wait for me...
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Love and Belonging #drjohnaking #poetry

Love and Belonging 

If you want to have a strong sense of love...
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Held #drjohnaking #poetry

Held

  the sun peeks through the window as the world...
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One Kiss #drjohnaking #poetry #noworkingtitle

One Kiss at a Time

i was hated as a child i choose to die...
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Springtime #drjohnaking #poetry

Springtime

  One of the things that we all need to...
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Illusion #drjohnaking #poetry

Control is an Illusion

The key to a happy life is realizing that control...
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She Waits #drjohnaking #poetry

She Waits

There is nothing that makes a man feel quite like...
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Once Upon a Time #drjohnaking #poetry

Once Upon A Time

Not every story ends with a “happy ever after” but...
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weathered man #drjohnaking

A Weathered Man

The thought behind this work is life may ‘bronze you...
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Your House #drjohnaking #poetry

All of life is a choice.

“Tomorrow, you will live in the house that you build...
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The Sound of Sunshine

The Sound of Sunshine “On difficult days when the storm...
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A New Dawn

All of us need a friend. And all of us...
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Difficult Days #drjohnaking #poetry

Difficult Days

I am tired Tired of the battle Weary of the...
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The Dark Things

You know you are loved not by your ability to...
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Tuck Your Chin and Throw Punches

Struggles, opposition, failure—all of these make up the landscape of...
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Best Part of me

I don’t know how it happened, I just know that...
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I want to write our tomorrow together

I want to write our tomorrow together – what ever...
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Psalm for the Broken

Psalm for the Broken was written at a stage when things...
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This too shall pass

“This too shall pass.” Nothing in all the world gives...
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Dear Universe

Dear everyone in the universe, today is just one of...
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I Believe in Love

I believe in love. I believe that the greatest thing...
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my dreams

My dreams….I hate them. I don’t know how else to...
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Boken in hard places

I wrote this piece, Broken in Hard Places, out of...
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After he had told her of his life, she softly asked "Does it hurt?" "I don't know" he said "I don't feel it anymore"

I don’t know

After he had told her of his life, she softly...
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come hold my hand

You might walk a mile in my shoes but you...
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Beauty and her Beast

Barbot de Villeneuve was right. Inside every cursed beast is...
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through their eyes

We are so quick to judge another, so quick to...
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where love once lived

I think the greatest destruction to a meaningful love life...
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in waves

She comes Love In waves Slowly Surely Abiding   Share...
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On a Wednesday #drjohnaking #poetry

On a Wednesday

suddenly it happened slowly, on a wednesday he saw her and...
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You make me feel like superman

  You make me feel like superman Even when I’m...
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you are not alone

you are not alone

For the millions of men who spent their youth lost...
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The adventure

Standing there, holding each other as close as our own...
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Like trash

Early on in my recovery I felt like this.  I...
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Big Boys a Don’t cry

More than any other this harmful stereotype prevents young men...
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Suicide :

  For those that have experienced extreme trauma, suicide isn’t...
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Rain…

This was the first piece of poetry I wrote when...
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One Kiss #drjohnaking #poetry #noworkingtitle

I choose to die loved

I was hated as a child I choose to die...
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it is not over

  One of the biggest issues faced by those that...
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the future

Most people who have been through incredibly difficult situations allow...
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still poor

  If I had a dollar for each of the...
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somedays

  somedays love sneaks out of my eyes and rolls...
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a better man

  Give me the time and I will be the...
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Our place

Its the place I go, when the world is cold...
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If I was there

  If I was there I would kiss you awake....
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My shed

The sun on my face, coffee and cigar in hand,...
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Our future

  We stood there, holding each other as tight as...
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The sound of your words…

  I moved closer to you, lean in and softly said...
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In the moonlight

  Again he caught himself staring as her dress slides from...
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She…my wife

  Your hands against my chest, your breath on my...
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6 ft #drjohnaking #poetry #noworkingtitle

The Poem 6′

Memories are funny things. The concept of repressed memories is...
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Memories

Memories: demons that hover, waiting for me to sleep. I...
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Victim?

  I’ve never been comfortable with the term “victim.” I’ve...
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