This story starts with me ending time on remand
Being released to a strange and new land
The first step was easy, stay sober and clean
Oh how my mum smiled she was so pleased
The second step was to visit lifeline
So I’m sat there thinking is this worth my time?
But they recommend T.B.R.P.
With groups and with sessions, is this really for me?
But the guys are all friendly so we sit and we chat
I met James and Siobhan and felt so relaxed
With the help and suggestions of how to stay clean
It’s helped many others, maybe it will help me
Then I meet Larry, is this guy mental?
The bloke is so happy but knows how detrimental
This life that we lead is to our wellbeing
So what stops us changing? Our fear and our thinking
How do they know? They’ve been there, done that
And that’s how I know it’s not shit that they chat
So I listen to learn coz I’ve learned to listen
That life that I’ve wanted is starting to glisten
Now it is the journey of recovery
That’s the new thing that sets my mind free
It will never be free from those thoughts, twists and ideas
But I can deal with all that without any fear
I know this is hard and I might fuck it up
But I’m no longer alone, I’m no longer stuck
I share stories past and things that have been
That no longer are coz of T.B.R.P.
And all of this help they offer for free
(Except for hot drinks, they cost 50p)
G. Crosbie 2016