It would truly be an honor for me to share with you and my fellow CoDA sisters and brothers nationwide my original poem, typed below. CoDA truly "saved" my life! Ah, to just taste and feel peace of LIVING and not just surviving anymore.
"The Golden Arc"
(Spelled Arc not Ark Remember Gods covenant of the rainbow/the Arc, if you will)
My sisters and brothers treasures are they
Gods blessed gifts, amid all this uncertainty
Confidantes, mentors, painters, too
Friends of intimacy are a privileged few.
Feeling as though we might just perish
Honored with loving sharers, who listen, cherish
Together we grieve and we laugh and create
We step onto the bridge through an invisible gate.
A leap of faith a brief in ourselves
In all our humility, driven to delve
Shaking free the messages, coming into the light
Loving this little child, the canvas now bright
So we continue the journey, no longer in the dark,
Two by precious two, we surrender, embark
With most of all, our loving Higher Power,
The Golden Arc
My wish is to you, my nationwide brothers and sisters, for all of our ongoing and consistent Peace, Joy and Serenity as we continue on our journeys "back" (while going forward) toward knowledge and finally our own UNCONDITIOAL LOVE of the precious child inside of all of us . SELF!
An original writing By Terri G. (Bellerose, N.Y.)