I'm claiming my space in all I do.
I'm claiming my space for people like me and you.
I'm claiming my space getting closer to GOD.
I'm claiming my space stopping the devil at his job!
I'm claiming my space right here, right now.
I'm claiming my space that was lost but now I'm found.
I'm claiming my space when the devil says he loves me.
I'm claiming my space when I call on GOD.
I'm claiming my space cause it feels good being free.
I'm claiming my space cause now I'm loving me.
I'm claiming my space learning to love you more.
I'm claiming my space when I walk through the door.
I'm claiming my space which seems like a lot.
I'm claiming my space for all that I've got!
So now you know when I say that it's a must,
We "claim our space" everyday.

Delisa Costley - DCClaiming My Space

When I sit back and look, I didn't see the chances I took.
Running around losing my FAITH, allowing satan to get in my way.
Beating my head up and down, I lost confidence and gained trouble; bad company and a life out bound.
I will SURRENDER with the spirit to grow, tasting life; riding on the rainbow.
Now, my life is filled with the flavor of love, listening to music and eating plenty of grub.
My future looks good with time for me, time for my babies, time to be FREE.
My fingers touch success, power, willingness, and laughter in my dreams; all because I learned to forgive me.

Delisa Costley - DCForgiving Myself

Today, I understand what I've done and what changes I need to make.
Today, I realize my mistakes, and I want to tell myself, "I FORGIVE YOU"!
Not for doing what I do, but doing it with the man upstair's understanding and wisdom.
Jessica, it's okay for the mistakes you have made today.
Mistakes will make you a bigger, and wiser woman tomorrow and guess what,

Jessica Rubio - DCForgiving Myself

Today, I can hear the trees and see the growth in me.
I can see the spirit of the birds that fly free.
I can actually see the freedom that GOD has gave me.
As I recover, life respects me.
I can even touch the faces, the success and the dreams that the LORD has given me.
I smell the chicken, cornbread and the potato salad that mom cooks for me.
There are so many new horizons that I'm gonna climb.
I taste the victory, the courage, the serenity, and the change because I forgive me.

Iris Willis - DCI Can Forgive Myself

I take responsibility to be a better grandmother to my grandchildren,
making them laugh, taking them to the park,
and feeding the animals and ducks on a warm summer day
where they can run about and be free.

Angella Jones - DCI Take Responsibility

People and places will not destroy me.
I will live drug free.
Get it together.
Trust self.
Stay clean.
Love life.
Be strong; don't give in to the devil's workshop.
Time heals all wounds.
Speak out.
Peace within.
Thank God Almighty for everything.
Life is too short to stay stuck.
So live life free.

Tracey Baldwin - DCLife Free!

Velvet, Satin, Silk and Lace were not things I touched in my come from place.
The good things in life, a glow on my face
Seemed so hard to reach in my come from place.

Cecelia Butler -OHMy Come From Place

Although I come from a broken a sad family,
Today I see a strong woman in recovery
With the ability to live, love, and smile, cry and forgive.

Rita Eastman - OHMy Come From Place

My come from place is willingness.
Having the willingness to see the sunshine
Of other people's souls.
Feeling their joy and pain.

Lillian Clayton - OHMy Come From Place

if you could see my come from place
You'd see darkness fade into the light.
You'd know that many nights my heart
And soul reached up to the Heavens.
To hear that still voice say "You are my child".
In the face of my fear the drum roll would
Explode and my tears would flow,
Dropping into an ocean of pain to wash
Me away.
I could only touch my faith, but I saw
My God smile. I felt a peace spread
Over me like icing on a cake.
It was then that I knew a vision of peace,
It was then I knew Me!
And I was meant to be.

Eva Martin - OHMy Come From Place

I come from Mother Amethyst the place to truly be.
For she has planted the seed of recovery.
Come take my hand and you to shall perceive.
Today I acknowledge I to can be set free.
Today, tomorrow, and for eternity.
For my son Zachary

Glenda - OHMy Come From Place

Strangers, people everywhere.
Great despair
Through it all I see a light.
Which guides me deep into my plight.
Inward smiles
Come - - If they dare.
I'm so aware
"God's Word."
This "time."
I've found my space.
There's hope inside my "Come From Place."

Michelle Putnam - OHMy Come From Place

My come from place is from my heart.
As I recover, I do my part.
I owe it to myself you see,
And God always helps, he loves me...
I am sending this to my 10 kids
With all my love.
I have to give.
I am so sorry for the pain I cause.
I know you forgive me,
Cause I feel your thoughts.
I am going to send this letter with a grateful wish,
Now I'm going to seal it with a kiss!
Your mom,
Tondria Caldwell

Tondria Caldwell - OHMy Come From Place

From the bottom to the top.
From the top to the bottom.
We're going to rise like the sun above.
We're going to shine like the stars in the sky.

Terry Scott - DCMy Come From Place

See, Touch, Taste, Smell, Hear.
I take God with me in this hope filled journey.
It doesn't matter if I get it right all the time, he is forgiving.
I smile at the changes he has made in my life so far.
Suddenly I can feel the grass between my toes,
Smell the perfume I spray on.
Hear the music I play.
My senses are alive to honor him.
And so I thank you Lord for all the chances
I have been given to live yet again.

Sheila Shaviss - OHMy Come From Place

I sit in this chair seeing the beauty of color
Shining on these women's faces.
Peace, smelling victory in some,
And fear in others.
Praying silently to my higher power
to fill this room with the Holy Spirit.

Arnita Peebles - OHMy Come From Place

One thing to think on, if somebody controls your every emotion, they can control your attitude.
If they control your attitude, then they can control your actions.
If some one can control your actions, they can control your destiny.
You do the time; don't let the time do you.

Terry Scott - DCMy Come From Place

No way am I perfect no!
I taste fried chicken, success, and I love to eat now and forever.
Why do I cry out to you my sisters?
Because we all need each other.
I see love shown from Ms. Lorna and all the other big Sisters.
I taste deliverance now.
Oh! How I taste the rainbow of success.

Vanessa M. Hargrove - DCMy Come From Place

My father Henry J. Hargrove Sr., making his next cake,
and the smell of vanilla extract,
As I walk from my nephew Boo Boo's house toy train track.
The flowers all over the front yard, while I eat the candy buttons,
it is hard as I take the perfume bottle of the Avon cologne,
the fragrance hits the air.
To touch the hands of my son Angel,
oh the Lord chose him to live in heaven as I touch his tiny finger and toes.
Well in this life there is another place for me to go.
Yet, I can still hear the police, so now they notice me as the rain fall.
I can hear GOD call through the thunder, the crying and the laughter.
I still seem to notice my calling here, now, and after.
My vision is no joke, I talk to my MASTER, and I hear pain in my SISTERS talk.
I show LOVE enough through my walk.

Vanessa M. Hargrove - DCMy Come From Place

I smell the freedom to be independent.
I smell the perfume as my spouse embraces me.
I hear my heart beat while I tap my feet.
I am free to see RECOVERY, to a better place through GOD, CHRIST JESUS.
I am free and delivered from drugs and harm
Thank You, Jesus, I'm free at last.
I am blessed to be a good mom and wife.

Dontieia Green - DCMy Come From Place

Forever will I hear his voice whispering from deep within my soul,
calling out for my body and soul, once again I'm wet.
In my thought is the memory of a passion so deep, so full of life.
My heart is in pain, I need you here with me and my lips burn
forever longing for your kiss.
Burning once again for you my love, my life, and only you are my infinity and beyond, my spouse.

Sheranda Brantley - DCMy Come From Place

My come from place is of a falling soldier called Akila,
who had the taste of His understanding, of His freedom,
in success to be within the help of God.
I overcome my pain and glad to "Claim My Place", Guadenzia

Akila Kenan - MDMy Come From Place

I can hear the laughter and the sounds of traffic.
I look at my life GOD, it is fantastic the independence that I have embraced, never leaving me with a place.
I see the sorrows in your tomorrow, I touch my children at the family gathering.
My heart beats faster for my recovery, so I must take my time, never to droop the dime on the next man,
because he knows where I stand.
I smell the perfume my mom use to wear, ask me in everyday life do I really care.
This is the place where I come from.

Violetta Bowman - DCMy Come From Place

That's Right.
Smell cake.
Touch men.
Hear police.
See beauty.
Taste forever

Gloria Stewart - DCMy Come From Place

Because I am GOD's property.
I can see freedom from the scars of my life.
I can feel the rain and see the thunder outside.
I can hear the laughter of GOD as I feel my heartbeat,
hope and love is a part of my future.
As I go through my recovery I see the serenity of the rainbow of my life
because I am GOD's Property.

Felicia Donnell - DCMy Come From Place

My come from place is the earth that ALLAH made me from.
He puts the air in my body and I am privileged to live life.
I lift my face up to the sky and I thank Him.
In my heart and my soul, I know that I will be with Him in the hereafter.

Wanda Terrell - DCMy Come From Place

My come from place was called freedom.
I lost it awhile back because of making bad choices.
It has taught me to appreciate the small things to enjoy the things I have and take anything for granted.
I have another chance to go back to my come from place which I will now call sobriety.

Denise Green - DCMy Come From Place

I'm in tune with my emotions, transition has finally taken place, assisting me in having better taste.
How I was yesterday is different from today, where I come from things are gray.
People come, people go, some come as friends, some where foe.
The life I chose could hold life or death, serving my purpose is all that's left.
No matter what, I must remember who I am, because the moment I let go, things will get grim.
Morals, scruples, discipline has to be a part of my mold, it's no good when life is cold.
Love, peace and unity is collected in my space, everywhere, especially in my come from place.

Christopher Butler - MDMy Come From Place

I come from the earth.
I can see the beauty of the rain that falls down on the earth.
I can smell independence, see my recovery and taste my sobriety.
For I am free to see the rainbows of the future.

Bonita Smith - DCMy Come From Place

My come from place is quiet and still.
My come from place is where I rest and kneel.
My come from place are all the emotions I'll ever feel.
My come from place is a road well traveled.
My come from place old and new, my come from place is the destiny I choose to view.

Angela Day - DCMy Come From Place

I come from a set of beautiful flowers, but if I'm not watered I will die.
I need to stay sweet and free to grow with the earth's dirt around me.
Now that I am all grown up, all I really want is to breathe
To stand on my own with two feet to walk on sobriety
and become the most independent woman that I can really be.
I want to watch my children raise their children up to be strong
and that will make me happy.

Rochelle Taylor - DCMy Come From Place

This is where I come from.
I come from a mother who was always there.
She taught me how to smell the perfume that's on her body,
and always wore a different fragrance on her.
She teaches me how to deal with life
and learn that GOD will always be there.
She also taught me how to plant flowers all around the place
so in my mind I know what's going around.
I open my mind to give myself a chance to do what's right for the LORD,
so I ask for help to keep my sobriety.

Lisa Robinson - DCMy Come From Place

I come from within myself feelings of pain.
From within myself I sometimes feel joy.
From within myself I feel comfortable.
From within myself I am able to do.
From within myself I am learning me.
From within myself it is not always a good day.
From within myself I sometimes feel shame, guilt and remorse.
From within myself is my disease, which is cunning, baffling and deceitful.
From within myself I must be strong.
But most of all, from within myself I MUST WATCH MY DISEASE.
Because my disease waits and watches me.

Patricia Johnson - MDMy Come From Place

My come from place is not unique, nor is it far away,
it seems to be right where I need it, somewhere safe to stay.
My come from place lies in my head, and exists with every sense,
it is where I process all my things until I am convinced.
It is where I come from...not where I've been,
it probably doesn't work for you, but for me it has no end.
My come from place is just for me,
if you want one, you can just let it be.

Joel R. - MDMy Come From Place

I come from a place of God's creation.
I wake up every morning with a clear sign.
I am able to see, smell and hear.
I take time out to look outside to see the sun, so bright.
The smell of fresh air reminds me of another day.
I get so emotional, then I thank God for another day.

Renee - MDMy Come From Place

I come from a family of eleven, baby girl number ten.
Loving, caring, dysfunctional, trouble, cat fights, hugs and kisses.
High self-esteem, low self-esteem, dreams of becoming a professional person.
Cut down and sliced into pieces.
Rebuilding trust, rebuilding love, rebuilding my life.
Here today I can testify, life with guidance from God is wonderful.

Kim Washington - MDMy Come From Place

My come from place is filled with the sounds, smell and sight.
Filled with a mixture of emotions, love, joy and pain.
Hopefully the future of my life I will be able to progress through the freedom t
hat comes from knowing my God spiritually, my life may taste success.

James J. - MDMy Come From Place

The things we go thru in this crack game is enough to put the devil to shame.
Running the streets all night long, looking for any and everything to do wrong.
Ladies for ten or twenty dollars, selling their ass, just to run and get that next blast.
Hustlers fighting over the next sale, but none of the shit is any good but who the hell do we tell.
Police come and raid your home, we cuss them out like they did something wrong.
For real they're just doing their job, I still don't like the fact that I have to sit in this jail and sob.
So GOD decided to rescue and give me a rest, so I could clearly see that it's madness at its best.

Charmette Hall - DCMy Come From Place (Madness at Its Best)

Come into my room.
Pick me up.
Lift me high.
Turn me around.
Look at me.
What do you see?
"I see me changed.
Changing towards something different,
Challenging, consciously uplifting.
GOD, I see you waiting there for me to see "me".
~Thank You For My Life~

LaRon Johnson - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My higher power is like footprints in the sand,
I know when times are rough, Jesus holds my hand.
My love is inside I see, when I Claim My Space, it belongs to me.
Like love letters I send to you, I put my heart out and Speak The Truth.

Anonymous - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I'm so glad to be her today to get to smell roses, chicken, and all sorts of things.
I'm most glad to say GOD has a place for me to spend the rest of my space.

Keisha Keys - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My higher power is within me, I feel him 24 hours a day.
He fills my soul, my inner most feelings are consumed with his awesome power.
Even when I'm asleep at night, I feel you protecting me.

Anonymous - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I may have smoked crack while I carried this baby, but the whole time I did let the LORD live inside of me.
Without HIM I still wouldn't be carrying this child.
No matter how far I go, not matter what I'm going through, my HIGHER POWER forgave me.
In spite of what people may say, my HIGHER POWER also forgives them.
My HIGHER POWER lives in me, and also in them.
On that day when my unborn child arrives in this world he's going to be strong and healthy, all because GOD was taking care of him.
I can't thank my HIGHER POWER for planting this seed in my belly and I know this child is a miracle and he shall live forever, that's because he is a child of GOD.
I claim my space for me and my unborn child because my HIGHER POWER lives inside of me and I owe it all to my HIGHER POWER.

Natasha Coates - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My higher power lives, my name is (Bridgett) Raheemh.
Roses are my life, having power I thank GOD.
Gossip will not kill you, nor will it destroy you, unless you let it.
So let your Higher Power guide you within yourself.
Find the serenity that will be your strength
and continue to hold on to your Higher Power within because He's all you got.
My Higher Power Lives Here.

Bridgett Raheemh - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I am so Blessed He has come to me.
I am so, so grateful I have searched for Him.
My whole outlook has changed for my life.
I'm going to do all things necessary to fight.
I surrendered to my Higher Power.
Now, my future is clearer and much more brighter.
I love the feelings of the Holy Spirit.
It guides me and protects me with no limit.
No more pain, no more rain, no more fear.
I'm filled with Hope, Power, the Spirit, and Deliverance.
My Higher Power Lives Here!!!!!!

Lakia Cohen - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power is GOD.
I look so hard, but I know there's a POWER higher then life itself.
I feel the love GOD has for me, that he let me live and he had my back, when I didn't have my own.
What, you don't know.
Every time I come and go, He lets me not fear no one but HIM.
Damn I can see clearly now.
Thank you GOD for saving me from myself.
Deliver me from this dark life I was living.
Love me unconditional.
Thank you for making me stronger and keeping your Shield of Armor and Angels around me.
For making me a better mom and wife.
I surrender in JESUS name AMEN.

Dontieia - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power lives here, My GOD touches my fears.
He hears minds and touches souls.
Getting satisfaction with change, smell and love filled with rain.
My life is pure, like fruit of growth getting well with all I know.
If you don't abuse drugs and you cherish your health,
then the chances are greater that I'll take good care of myself.

LaShon Triputt - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I'm watching you in all that you do, because one day I may turn
out to be just like you.
If you curse and swear constantly using the LORD'S name in
vain, then there's a great chance that I'll do the same.

Terry Scott - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I called Him my future.
His needs were simple and satisfying.
He offered me a better life and from that came a beautiful child, not once but twice.
I surrender to it my love, mind, body, and soul, forever yours.
People, places, and above all things my Higher Power.

Shevonda Brantley - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power live here.
He's always here with me.
He promises to never leave and one day I'll be free.
He'll always forsake us, and that I know for sure,
I'll be more than happy when they open that door.
So yes, I thank him every day for showing me the way.
He'll always be in my heart and that's where He'll stay.

Vanessa Holloman - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My power comes from loving myself.
Binahkaye means "the dancer shares power with all of us."
The dance shares power with all of us.
Dance is the power to live freely.
Freedom is power to live in the moment.

Binahkaye Joy - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I know my Higher Power lives here.
Way down deep in my soul.
I've covered it for so long.
I don't know if I'll be able to reach it.
All I know is my Higher Power lives here.

Valerie W. - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

This is me and my Higher Power who is helping me to deal with my sick drug problem.
You see I fear my life now because I want to do this, I am being honest with myself this time, the other times I didn't try hard enough.
This time I need to do this for me, I am so tired of me and my sickness, you see LORD please help me to surrender.
My children need me and I want to do this for the life of me, I do want to live a better life.
Clearly I see my new growth with my relationship with my GOD.
Helping me to stay clean, thank you LORD!

Lisa - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!


LaRon Johnson - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

Wow, I never would have made it.
I've had my highs and lows; my Higher Power never lets me go.
Always picks me up when I'm down under, he never lets me down.
He gives me freedom inside these walls, my Higher Power lives here and will not let me fall.
He has a vision for me, I just have to follow.
e lives in my mind and spirit, He helps me to let go of the guilt, fear, and shame.
He gives me the serenity I need through these consequences I made for myself.
Life goes on; I surrender to my Higher Power, for I never would have made it.

Raasheeda - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power is GOD!
He is an umbrella PROTECTING me from all evil.
The spokes are an even amount of feelings, determination, and HOPE.
The handle is my RECOVERY, which I am holding on tightly
trying not to let a strong wind come alone and turn my umbrella inside out.

Denise Green - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

The Holy Spirit resides in me, He wakes me up in the morning,
He also tucks me in at night.
He let's me know whenever I'm wrong or right.
He takes me to a place where there us peace.
He knows when something is bothering me, He even tells me when to let things be.
The Holy Spirit is real, He lets me know the vision I need to fulfill.
Sounds like Angela, the Holy Spirit will handle her.
We see that we can change, we must, we all will.
Smell the roses eat fruit, have fun with each one, teach one.
The Yvonne perfume to smell the freedom to fulfill life's dreams.
Walking in the rain, while we are escaping death, Bullshit,
while we taste the fried chicken, the prosperity, the deliverance of honesty.
Being delivered from all fear, with hope to have enough determination to further my recovery
with the power and will of my Heavenly Father.
To also hear the love unconditionally with sobriety that GOD told me to show no guilt or shame.
Refuse to gossip, my conscience has me to surrender to highly compliment, to help others.
Be of good encouragement through peace, and a heart felt change.
I touch my soul, mind and spirit, the negative people, places and
things outside of our recovery that never touches the sky.
My mind and spirit is of feelings within my relationship Sergeant Maruhel,
she is cool and the gang, while with her she sees the future.
Ms. Lorna loves sharing her consequences with all her ladies, we go through consequences.
Ms. Rebecca's here to take our pictures, soon we all will have a better figure,
not of our imagination, but our figure of a graduation.
See clearly, be of good satisfaction guaranteed to be freed.
I have a decent need to get out of this storm yourself, better health, better life, isn't that nice.
Serenity to be free not from what you see,
the growth you can not vision-my name-decision-to-change.
Binahkaye says.
I'm a vision, déjà vu, Ms. Carol I see u 2.

Vanessa M. Hargrove - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

So many times in my life trouble, stress and strife has followed me,
but through all the dark times my higher Power has made a way for me.
He's given me hope when I was in despair.
Today my Higher Power has made it possible to finally get my life cleaned up.
I thank my Higher Power for living here, and the many good things He's done for me.

James J. - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

As I smell the rain, I can see freedom once again.
It's like living out my dreams of hope, prosperity, deliverance and honesty under my wing,
and these are the words I would like to sing.
I'm crying inside nobody knows but me.
I'm dying inside a death no one can see.
ou wonder why all the time why certain things happen to you.
GOD has a plan right to the end, so there are certain things I must do.
Walk with the LORD and don't turn back, and follow all of HIS Commandments too.
Talk with the LORD, trust in him and HE will see you through.
Why am I here LORD, why?
Why do I sin LORD, why?
Why do I feel I have no family?
Why am I alone, why?
So far away from home.
Don't question the LORD, just live your life.
If you want to know, HE put me here so I can get my mind and soul free,
and be successful in my recovery.

Charmette Hall - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I SMELL freedom.
I TASTE fruits.
I TOUCH people.
HEAR gossip.
SEE my future.

Gloria Stewart - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I smell the roses night and day.
I taste my freedom everyday.
I hear GOD in my ear, saying RENEE can you hear!!!
You're going to make it today.
I got on my knees, saying GOD I thank you for each and everyday!!!

Renee Teasley - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

HIS power lets me smell the perfumed roses.
HIS power lets me taste my determination for my will 2 recover.
HIS power lets me hear HIM speak to me through my conscience
to give me encouragement to keep my sobriety.
HIS power touches my soul that my spirit moves over my body
to let me express my feelings about my life.
HIS power lets me see that my future holds a better life,
growth, serenity, and a sound mind to stay clean!!

E. Hamlet - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

He wakes me up.
He keeps me from evil.
He talks to me through the word.
He gives me strength.
He gives me Joy.
I cry to him tears of joy.
He lives in me.

Dashane Davis - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

Believe in your self and in what you do everyday.
Also take pride in yourself and other people.

Dave M. - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

Roses are red, where my Higher Power lives is blue
and I am going to get through my recovery and you could.
Good luck to everyone.
Live life, don't let life live you!!

Evelyn Frager - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power lives inside of my heart and soul.
I pray five times a day.
Praying uplifts my inner being;
it opens the doors for positive improvement within my daily life.
As I pray to Allah I work on my forming
a relationship with him mentally and physically.

Hakem - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

When I think of my Higher Power, I think of the footprints in the sand.
Like a child learning to walk as I'm holding his hand.
I claim my space, where I can feel free, and all my decisions are up to me.
GOD is the name of my Higher Power, people love in vain.
I feel my Higher Power here; I already told you his name.
I'm temptation free and I'm feeling fine, I want control to be mine.
My Higher Power lives here in me, through my Higher Power, I pray to be addiction free!!

Christy - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I was given a life of freedom.
GOD blessed me with hope, mind, body and spirit.
He gives me a life full of serenity.
The ability to stop and smell the roses.
Taste the fruits, feel the rain.
His will is my recovery, it's my determination
as well as my consequences if I choose another path like so many times before.
The honesty of it all my soul desires love, peace, and change.
I'm tired of the shame, it's my dream.

Roberta Clemmons - DCMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I know my Higher Power is always with me.
Without my God where would I be?
He gives me chance after chance, sometimes I didn't understand.
I think I see clear now, this is God's plan.
He has Blessed me with 3 kids and a beautiful wife.
It's time to live right and have a wonderful life.

Michael Williams - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day,
I had so much to accomplish that I didn't have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled around me and heavier came each task.
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered,
He said, "But you didn't ask".
I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on gray and bleak.
I wondered why God didn't show me,
He said, "But you didn't seek".
I tried to come into God's presence.
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
"My child, you didn't knock".
I woke up early this morning and paused before entering the day,
I had so much to accomplish, that I had to take time to pray.

Arthur A. - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Mighty has been so good to me.
He is with me through thick and thin, ins and outs.
He's my man, He's brought me this far, and I believe in Him and have faith through Him.
He will take me further than where ever been before.
He is my all and all.
I just want to thank Him for bringing me through the rough water and all the hard rocks, and with all that, I Love Him.

Jessie Rowe - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

Strong, but sometimes weak,
I like to be heard when I speak.
I'm delicate as a flower but don't like to show,
Life has taught me to stand firm and don't let them know.
I strive everyday to be a better me,
and truly place principles before personality.

Dorothy Thompson - WIWho Am I?

When I take a look at my life and some of my past,
I thank God my tough time didn't last.
He showed me mercy and still does, no matter the situation,
He sees me through.
He tells me to come to him for what I need,
He said, "Stay away from the sin and greed".
For father of lies comes to see what's on my mind as well,
he knows if I take the bait, I'll start to get wild and rebel.
He fooled me many times,
I'm tired of this tricks, one thing for sure he has no picks.
I'm walking the line between right and wrong,
God has given me understanding to make me more strong.
My life is getting better I no longer hold paralyzing fear,
that's because My Higher Power Lives Here!

Christopher Butler - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power takes my life higher
than any drug has ever before,
and now the purpose of my live has been revealed more.
I started at the bottom, but I'm striving for the top.
But if I take my will back, oh how fast will my life drop.
The devil is always lurking from afar and near,
but for me it's not to worry because my
Higher Power Lives Here!

Charles E. - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power lives here, where he lives there's no fear.
My Higher Power lives here, so I better get myself in gear.
My Higher Power lives here, so I better pull my self up from the rear.
My Higher Power lives here, that is why my recovery starts here.

Anthony Hope - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

Through trials and tribulations my revelations lead me to analyze why my soul cries.
Is it my demise to fall after all the pain I have caused by going the wrong way,
must I pray to see another clean and sober day.
I should I ask for help when I feel I couldn't deal with life on life's terms.
Is it my turn to learn a new way for a better way of live or to continue in misery and hardship with strife.
No, I must continue on to stay strong.
And believe.

David Robinson - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power lives here.
My Higher Power is here.
My Higher Power is where I am.
My Higher Power goes through me.
That's why my Higher Power.
That's my Higher Power.

James Wooding - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

My Higher Power lives within my mind, body, and soul.
My mind tells me not to use because I will lose.
My body tells me the benefits of being clean is a blessing,
it shows me what I've been missing.
Asking people for money here and there, knowing they don't like to share.
My health was fading more and more, until God opened the door.
My soul tells me to pray, and it will be okay.
Trust in the Lord and you can fight the devil with God's mighty, mighty, sword.

Kathryn Lovejoy - MDMy Higher Power Lives Here!

I look into your eyes, and see the reflection of you and me growing up together.
I touch your face and I think of pearls & Lace,
Like a snowball effect knowing in your heart you can call GOD collect.
As time goes by I watch you blossom into a flower.
Somehow I knew GOD had the power.
GOD you gave me a gift, and that is my child.
I look at her and it makes me feel proud.
In this day to day living that we call life.
Don't you know GOD can make you somebody's wife.

Violetta Bowma - DCThanks for My Child

I can see hope.
I can taste endurance.
I can touch faith.
I can smell perseverance.

Victoria Manns - DCWho Am I?

From a babe in recovery.
To feeling my lowest.
To being a miracle child of
God's master plan.
To be empowered.
To be successful.

Sandra Easley - WIWho Am I?

Today, I'm a woman who can smell the coffee
Sooner than later.
Today, I can taste success because I've been clean since 1999.
Today, I see miracles because God allowed me to have granddaughters.
Today, I can touch the lives of others with my story.
Today, I can hear the voice of my God because I have peace of mind.

Patricia Lloyd - WIWho Am I?

I am a rainbow made of many colors.
My colors represent all the faces of me.
Red is the fire and strength in me.
Yellow is my peace and patience,
Blue is my serenity, my closeness to God,
My spirituality, humility.
Contentment, compassion and caring.
Green is my ambition, drive, money wisdom.
Purple is the Queen in me, my regalness,
Leadership, my royal ancestery.
Orange is my sassyness, my humor,
The fun side, carefree.
I am strong, sexy, educated,
A survivor, a woman, a mother,
A grandmother, a businesswoman,
A lover, a provider, a giver,
A nurturer, a child of God,
A virtuous woman, a Meta girl,
An addict and alcoholic in recovery,
A mentor, a sponsor,
I am free,
I am Joyce.

Joyce Gray - WIWho Am I?

Today I smell rain, flowers,
Perfume, and cut grass.
Today I taste recovery, success,
and fried chicken.
Today I see God, Lester,
recovery and hope.
Today I touch somebody's skin
and myself.
Today I hear voices, silence,
Laughter and music.
Today I will be what
my God wants me to be.

Carmen Kern - WIWho Am I?

I am loving women.
I am feeling peace and tranquility.
I am able to enjoy my children's smile.
I now know the true blessing of smelly diapers and enjoy them
I am hopeful of my recovery.
I am enjoying my children's laughter.
I enjoy the sun, moon and stars.
I am at peace.
I am thankful.
I am blessed by God.

Brandy Kendrick - ARWho Am I?

As I look back over my life,
I can remember the smell of my success.
And taste the goodness of recovery.
No more was my sight of hope gone.
As I can now hear,
the crying and laughter and joy,
that I once couldn't feel or show.

Meshelle G. - WIWho Am I?

I am a scared little girl
Seeking freedom through God the father
Who will bring me the peace I need
To become that strong, confident woman of God,
After which I will touch the lives of others.
Through my songs of praise that I
Will sing to my Lord and savior.
For loving a lost and wicked soul like me.
The Word of God says he will
Make the great become the least.
And the least shall become great.
Well it's my season to become the change
That is within me.
And I am that confident woman.
Praise be to GOD for the change in me!

Patricia Burgess - WIWho Am I?

I can smell the perfume of the ocean,
Taste the sweet and sour of living
life on life's terms.
See the miracles in my recovery.
Touch the Hand of God,
when I seek Him.
Hear the cries of my past,
and the cheers of my future.

Leslie Williams - WIWho Am I?

I'm that child with a funky past,
That brings a bitter taste to my mouth.
A mind that has been captured with.

Latoya Silas - WIWho Am I?

I smell fear, but I taste grit.
Because I hear the heartbeat of tomorrow, see unity and feel empowered.

Jane Hardin- ARWho Am I?

I am a woman that feels love when I'm holding my newborn son.
When I'm looking at him, I can see hope and I feel an inner peace.
I can hear voices saying to me
"Can you taste freedom?"

Jennifer Turner - ARWho Am I?

I see the flowers by the morning Dew, and now my life is beginning to change.
I love the new change I am about to get.
I feel the clouds around me, I smell the rain when it's going to rain.
All of the bell's ring around me.
I am apart of my children.
I feel blessed that I am still sober.
I'm glad that the sun can come up in the morning,
and I can still get my children up in the morning; and see my kid's face bloom like a rose.
I hope my kid's never go hungry again.
I have a lot of freedom from all of the drugs
and now I can still see the clouds.
Thank you God!

Shannon Morris - ARWho Am I?

I am the Glory of God, for with his love I now have hope for tomorrow.
I am blessed I have peace of mind.
I am confident, happy, and free to see and smell the roses blowing in the wind.
The colors of life, the voices of change has given me strength
to overcome anything that shall get in my path.

Linda Turner - ARWho Am I?

I'm confident, I'm freedom, life.
I'm feeling happy, success, change seeing my children full of laughter.
I'm living the life of recovery, guidance from my God.
Today I can smell the roses, the rain.
Ain't I blessed to have love and be loved.
I'm tasting the freedom.

Tammy R. Irvin - ARWho Am I?

I taste freedom from my addiction, I have God.
I feel love and peace.
I see hope though the clouds while the sun is shining down on me,
it brings smiles and laughter in my heart and soul to hear my son's goo's and gaa's.
I feel blessed and confident that the storm is over and the rainy days are clear.
I feel hope and see life after hell.

Sandy Baker - ARWho Am I?

I'm a strong woman who hears that there is faith that will come within.
I see growth, I feel alone.
I smell a future in hope that will be a lesson learned.

A. Jackson - ARWho Am I?

I am a young woman that tastes spirituality.
I hear the laughter of my children.
I see myself with inner peace within self, and showing others.
I feel confident that through all things in Christ, I can and will make it.
With that I smell reality, which allows me to live with a second chance at life.

Shannon Henderson -ARWho Am I?

I taste the fruits of Arkansas summer.
I hear my heart beat when I am still.
I see children playing, smiling, laughing.
I feel responsible for their future and the future of children's. children.
I smell the grass, flowers, bushes, and trees, as I sit in my backyard.
I know all these things are connected by the invisible threads of life.
I wonder will the grown-ups understand their part in maintaining this beautiful world
we are blessed with while there is still time.

Teri Patrick - ARWho Am I?

I am life's acceptance of reason.
See in the future, feeling nervous for empowered ambitions,
where the smell of pressure and fear are so strong,
that I can feel the heartbeat of reality in my ear!

Allison Brickley - ARWho Am I?

I am a confident strong mother.
I am able to see my son's smile and actually appreciate it.
I feel hopeful about my future and am thankful for all the things I've been given.
I love God and could not have asked for more.

Brittany Rodgers -ARWho Am I?

I am life...
Heartbeat, breath flowing.
I am hopeful and confident, but dependent on God.
I am nothing without God.

Cathy S. - ARWho Am I?

I am freedom.
I taste sanity in life.
I taste peaches with sugar.
I taste recovery and change.
I hear God through Gavin's laughter.
I hear the love in voices.
I hear tranquility in wind and water.
I see hope and peace.
I see smiles and colors.
I see reasons for tomorrow.
I feel strong.
I fell happy and confident.
I feel blessed with love.
I smell sweet honeysuckle.
I smell baby's breath and roses.
I smell reality.

Angela Cannaday - ARAngela Cannaday - AR

I am strong, hopeful, and blessed as I feel the love and smell the rain,
and see my kids smile and hear the laughter of acceptance.
As I see the clouds, I can taste the freedom that recovery will give me.

Tara Copeland Tidell - ARWho Am I?

am blessed with freedom to change,
to experience the grit and success that comes through the reality of life.
I am strong and ambitious, facing fear and gaining peace and comfort
through hope, love, sunsets, and unity.

Cynthia C. Crone - ARWho Am I?

I am rain hitting on a tree.
I see my future.
I am nature.
I am at peace.

Terri Hardy - DCWho Am I?

I can see the beauty when I taste success.
As I touch the future with the smell of perfume.
As I hear, God's Word

Valerie Brooks - DCWho Am I?

I am a strong woman, a flower who is starting to bloom.
A bird of freedom in me,
who sees victory and success, and a future as wide as the sky.
I'm a woman who has felt many disappointments in the past but today,
I'm a woman full of emotions, forgiveness and growth.
A strong woman who is worthy of trust and change,
a woman who taste and sees her recovery.

Caly B. - MDWho Am I?

I'm someone with feelings.
Someone who often talks to GOD.
I can hear him calling.
I'm feeling successful through
His words of Wisdom and Love

April Smith - DCApril Smith - DC

God's Word.
Child Feeling the bloody tree.
Who am I?
I am a flower, a star, the moon
And I am love.

Crystal - DCWho Am I?

To see flowers.
Hear children.
A voice from God, so intuitive.
To see, taste, and touch a life of freedom.
With its pain comes healing of recovery.
A music so sweet, one beat at a time.
I claim heavenly, divine, sensational Sharon.
Did you know that girl's blessed!

Sharon Jones - DCWho Am I?

Lost and scared.
Searching for an answer
Through God's word.

Lavonne Phillips - DCWho Am I?

I am you, I am me.
I am who I want to be.
I can taste, touch, smell, hear and see.
Who am I?
Sometimes I ask myself.
I am a person that can reach upon the highest shelf.
My thoughts.
My happiness.
My pain.
My fears.
It's who I've been for so many years.
Change I must or die I will.
Who am I?

Yolanda Fitz - DCWho Am I?

I don't know and sometimes it makes me want to cry.
When I can't see my beauty or face my fears.
Again I taste my tears.
So, until I touch on my issues and smell my success,
I will continue to hear a word from God.
Until I find some peace within myself.

Tammy Smallwood - DCWho Am I?

I am a Child.
In Pain.
With issues.
Such as money.
So I trust in God's word.

Camille Bailey - DCWho Am I?

I am a funny, lovable lesbian that likes to see
My children laugh, play and taste fried chicken.
Felicia loves to touch her heart and smell
Coco Channel's perfume, while listening to my CD player.

Felicia - DCWho Am I?

I am a flower of God's Love.
Happiness of the future brings Peace.

Sheila Young - DCWho Am I?

I am who I am.
I am knowledge.
I am a child of God.
GOD, our creator who knows everything.
Our refuge and strength.
Who brought me out of the trenches.
An awesome GOD, He is!
God that gives me wisdom and understanding.
An understanding that the battle is not mine.
Be strong in the LORD and leave all in his hands!

Arthur - MDWho Am I?

I can see the outside.
Tasting life and happiness.
Touching my feelings of freedom of nature.
In Jesus' name.

Joyce Thomas - DCWho Am I?

I can see beauty.
I want to be successful in every way that I can.
I taste my fear of loneliness and the fear of getting close
To anyone else.
The future holds a lot for me.
I always want to touch someone that I have not touched before.
I like the smell of things I never smelled before.
Beauty I will always have.
Hear God call my name, singing a song in my ear.
He will always place my feet on the ground.

Tonette - DCWho Am I?

I see beauty in my taste for life, with me touching my thoughts
On recovery.
Smelling the air that God's word allows me to hear.
I see beauty in my taste for success in life,
Touching my thoughts on recovery.
Smelling the air that God's word allows me to hear,

Whittney - DCWho Am I?

The beauty of the rain makes the future air musical
when we want peace from War.
The sound and beauty of the rain makes the future air we breathe
like music when we need peace from war.
The sound and beauty of the rain makes the future air we breathe like music
when we want peace from war.
God opens the sky and pours rain on
like a bitter heart grasping peace form the quiet ocean.

Laverne Hines - DCWho Am I?

I see freedom.
I taste love.
I touch reality.
I smell goals.
I hear accomplishments.

Chearie Phelps- DCWho Am I?

I am recovery.
I have changed.
I have serenity.
I have some freedom.
I am spiritual food.
I have the victory.
I have
God's word
I have grown.

Donna Pindeu - MDWho Am I?

I can see not using people and my future
in recovery from pain changes me,
while tasting, freedom, victory, spiritual food.
Tasting good like a fried crispy piece of chicken wing,
with goodness, success and serenity; to chase it with.
Feeling my acceptance level of
hope, faith, trust, honesty, peace, and self-worth rising.
Also hearing God's word and message of forgiveness with my sponsor.
Leadership to make growth and be conscious of my anger towards my enemies,
smelling my courage of life and disappointments to grow.
And say in perseverance with joy and wisdom to Whom's I am.

Karen L. Gardner - MDWho Am I?

I am a flower blossoming from the struggles of life.
I am the future to those who are striving to fight.
I am all that I am...
I will succeed in all I plan to be.

Deborah Johnson - MDWho Am I?

I can see my future.
I feel I can touch the sky, and smell flowers and hear the birds sing today.
I smell my freedom from active addiction and all the pain.
Hear the word of GOD which brings peace in my heart

Ghana - MDWho Am I?

I have been searching and searching, still I ask,
Who am I?
Through trials and tribulations, still I ask,
Who am I?
Vices came into existence and I put them to use, never really facing common forms of abuse.
People, places, things, I need to change, trying something new is going to be strange.
Fake people come and go, but GOD is here to stay.
When HE wants me to do right, he makes me pay.
It's a good thing to do better, some sense of peace, remain on HIS path and it's HIS will I release.
I'm working towards being a better guy, so I will no longer ask,

Christopher Butler - MDWho Am I?

I am free...
I am not defined by my past, but by what I do in the now.
Who am I?
I am a spiritual vision...
I see people for their potential, regardless of their pain or lack of faith.
Who am I?
I am one who has tasted victory and choked on defeat and lives to talk of both.
Who am I?
I feel all that you feel, but I am unwilling to allow those feelings
to intoxicate me, depress me, or distract me from my purpose.
Who am I?
I am one who knows the best way
to communicate, is to listen, to hear others and what they have to say.
Who am I?
I am you, you are me, we are one.

Joel R. - MDWho Am I?

I am birds, red eagles.
I am forgiving myself.
I am freedom from the drug world.
I am spiritual.
I am recovery

Darshane - MDWho Am I?

I see my recovery and taste my victory, and feel love and acceptance.
I am trying to control my anger and smell my growth.

Cathy - MDWho Am I?

Today I can see the flowers, bird and the sky.
I can taste victory and success, I ask myself why?
Today I feel my faith and love.
I have honesty, I can now hear the message and shut out the enemy.
Today I don't wanna just smell fear, I wanna smell joy.
I can enjoy my life today.
It is no joke, it is no toy, today I can see all the pain I caused.
I can taste freedom I once put on pause.
Today I can feel my acceptance towards my disease.
I can hear God's words and no the words of my enemies.
Today I can smell my courage and my happiness, I can truly say that I am blessed.

Ryan Hearn - MDWho Am I?

I am love, strength, and peace.
I take hold of what God has for me, to live and surrender.
I taste the essence of his spirit to be the man I am to be, in the age of Almighty.
I strive to take hold of this life and run with it, and prosper like a beautiful rose.
Please God, give me the strength to understand and listen for your voice.

Carl - MDWho Am I?

I am beautiful inside and out, releasing my fears with a doubt.
I'm learning to accept who I am, and who I use to be.
Forgiving myself, from myself and in turn loving you.
God give me the courage to be honest, open-minded, and willing to turn my will over to you.
For it is you that have brought me thus far, it is you who will carry me through what is to come.
Whether it's good or bad, indifferent or sad.
God I know you have me now and forever.

Kim Washington - MDWho Am I?

I can hear the word of God.
I can see my future in my recovery.
I am a child of the Living God.
I have and will continue to change for the better

John H. - MDWho Am I?

Lord, I thank you for your son, Jesus Christ, who died
On the cross that we may be saved.
Thanking you for waking me up in my right mind,
Able to breathe, smell, taste, see and hear.
Knowing you are bigger than any problem that I might have.
Forgive me of my sins and pain that I caused you to have
because of my disobedience.
Thanking you for watching over my family inside and outside.

Denise Green - DC Who Am I? (My Prayer)