Freedom Found.

I walked into the room that first time,

Into the unknown,

Meeting a group of unknown guys.

We introduced ourselves

And sat in a circle.

Other blokes appeared

And were all welcomed.

The leader then introduced the group,

Telling as why it was meeting,

It was for men to share their problems,

And maybe get some answers or advice.

The time went on,

All shared events in their life,

No criticism was forthcoming,

Only words of help and encouragement,

Or words of wisdom

From those who had experienced those events.

A wonderful evening that flashed by,

The meeting ended too soon.

People left with happiness as their friend,

Knowing that in that time

They had come away from those troubles,

Those troubles in their lives.

It may have only been for a short while,

But in that time

They had found freedom.


  • Teddy.15

    yes, Andy very theraputic just sitting and telling your story, i do mine through poetry however i have many friends for different reasons who go to group meetings, and they are all better for it. this is so full of wisdom and tells the story, we are not alone and we have somewhere to go which is so very important. thank you dear friend. x Freedom found indeed. beautiful.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Teddy, it is a great club and once again I seem to have become the listener at the club as most of my problems have been resolved so I try and help others.


      • Teddy.15

        I know this Andy you are an incredible kind gentleman poet, with time for all. 🤗

      • orchidee

        Good write Gold.
        See you one month from today. You travelling by horse to Hastings?

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Orchi.

          Surely there is no other way, it will only take about 52 hours, longer when I stay overnight at a hostelry along the way, maybe in Oxford or Windsor, Windsor would be better as the Queen may offer me accommodation. Then ending at The Abbey Hotel in Battle - I'll be at the bar drinking mead whilst awaiting your arrival, you're bound to be late.

          Sir Andy

          • Doggerel Dave

            I think I'll have to ignore most of that - I tried to sort orchi and his chance for celebrity when you were conspicuously absent - what too saddle sore after one of your expeditions?

            In the meantime congrats for breaking back through the space - time continuum and continuing to explore fresh horizons...

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          • L. B. Mek

            'People left with happiness as their friend,'..
            what a beautiful line,
            you never fail to imbue so much positivity in everything you do, through the hard times and good
            I just hope those in your life, appreciate you
            for the gift that you are,
            thank you! for being you Andy...
            'she, must be so proud
            to witness your bravery, daily
            so very proud, indeed'

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Mek, I M always positive and try to instil it in all around me by finding the best in them, it is the way I am.


            • Accidental Poet

              We all have problems and we all need freedom. Great write Andy. 😉

              • Goldfinch60

                Thanks AP. we certainly do.


              • dusk arising

                I trust you too enjoyed that place, company and found freedom therein.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Yes I did, a good bunch of guys.


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