My life was once empty and hollow but now I have some hope. I’m finally free from that savage demon, one that I call dope. I’ve been a slave to this savage demon for many miserable years. Living my life is a sober state was one of my biggest fears. I’ve burnt every bridge I’ve ever had, lost all my family and friends. Still on parole for my last sentence and on my way back to prison again, this time it’s an 8 year sentence, not just and easy 3. Man…what what I thinking? I’ve got a little girl at home that needs me. I’ve missed so much of her life already, buy the time I get home she’ll be grown. But what hurts the most in all reality, is that it’s no ones fault but my own. I know that God has forgiven me, now I’m learning to forgive myself. I’ve thrown the needle and spoon behind me, hung my old life up on the shelf. Christ Jesus came to save the sinners, of whom I am the worst. He will restore my life for all the years wasted because he simply loves me. I use to have a hopeless end, now I’m filled with endless hope…I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, even overcome this demon I call dope.
By Ashley Mullins