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Gamblers Sob Story (Poem)

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:09 pm
by DocileDirection
Hello everyone. This could seem like a brag post 😂But If your looking for some inspiration this is worth a read

Joined this forum in February this year, I was broke, isolated, depressed, addicted to gambling/marijuana/Alcohol/pornography & regularly had suicidal thoughts.
I gambled for 6 years and felt very behind the pace for where I perceived I should be at this point in my life. Since then I’ve worked on my self confidence by doing a lot of research, cutting out social media, reading books, regularly seeing a physiologist & most importantly becoming more active in the community via sport. Today I feel vastly better about myself & my situation & it’s only been 10 months, I still have a long way to go, but for the first time since I can remember, I’m looking forward not backwards and enjoying each day. I recently received hypnotherapy for gambling addiction and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is SERIOUS about change, getting out of their comfort zone and improving their lives & working towards goals. I haven’t gambled for three weeks, the urge is a lot weaker after the hypnotherapy, however I do still have to fight the temptation. Un-surprisingly when I quit gambling All my other addictions became MUCH easier to quit. After 3 weeks since quiting ALL my addictions I feel GREAT in comparison to the start of the year. IF I CAN MAKE IMPROVEMENTS SO CAN YOU.
Nothing worthwhile comes easily, you’ll have to stay consistent and keep working at it. Decide today to start!

Fact: Of all addictions gambling has the highest rate of suicide.

I believe part of the reason for this is because gambling is a taboo subject, with mass misunderstanding and lots of stigma attached to it, this isolates addicts meaning they don’t reach out for help until they’re in a world of misery, or decide to take their own life.

This Story is Subjective to me, however I feel it encompasses a much wider demographic, I wrote this while/after I was a gambler. I hope it can provoke thoughts to hopefully help some people kick the habit.

All the best ✌️❤️

Gamblers Sob Story
Gamble too much?
Picture of life, look fuzzy?
Is it just you in the foreground?
& your best buddy?
If so
Rest of the picture looks bleak
Because all that you seek
To spend time with your buddy
Week after week

Meet a local machine
When I was of age
Traded it a pineapple
For a weekly wage
Any worries, they faded
The feeling was good
At the time amazing

My friend
Became My foe
My highs
Turned To lows
This all started it seems
Like so long ago

Years passed me by
So much more
than money
Was lost
Spent too much time on my buddy
Didn't foresee The costs

To hurt loved ones seemed natural
So did to lie & to steal
The Affliction was real
At least that's how it feels

I Discovered means
To cope with
The lows of this habit
More cheap thrills
Thus began
An endless game
Of snakes and ladders

My new name
Dopamine brain
Being exploited, for gain
Aristocrat manufacturers
An Opposite definition
For folk machines tame
To play repeatedly
Guarantees loss of their game
cards for ‘help’ actually mean
You’ll take all the blame
Your insane!
By all means, feed life savings
Down our note acceptor drain

Mindless Button pressing
It just Wasn’t for me
I Thought I was smart
Switched machines
At first
This one
Was nicer to me

Racing or Sport
I know who will win
An expensive piece of paper
Wound up in the bin

That’s how it can go
Currency of time, exchanged
For a tsunami that ensues
Be prepared to swim
through your shame

...As the radiant sun sets, To conclude
A bright summer's day
Potentially positive picture perception
Through a reflective window
Overshadowed By
Black clouds, Thunder & rain
Transmutation of Pane
Recognition of impossible gain
Allows a distorted forecast for tomorrow
To show the of a change

Re: Gamblers Sob Story (Poem)

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:45 pm
by pamela
Well's a good story of hope and achievement

Re: Gamblers Sob Story (Poem)

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:56 pm
by Calvin (facilitator)
WOW @DocileDirection that was an inspiring read and a very creative poem that encapsulates the struggles of gambling.

This I'm sure will help many other people.

Well done and thankyou for sharing! :)