Mother Warriors – By Heidi Houle


They say that Warriors fight

in faraway countries and distant shores,

they are heroes and that is true

they protect our freedom and we thank you.

Mother Warriors are of a different breed,

we have no training or general to take the lead.

Our enemy is drugs, addiction, a disease,

a despicable one!

Our battle is saving our daughters, our sons.

There are no rules to guide us in this struggle,

it’s one day at a time

and still our own lives we must juggle.

We have ups and downs and shed many tears,

but we have grown stronger over the year’s.

Sadly we are still losing loved ones every day

but we continue to fight, continue to pray.

To all those battling this horrific disease

there is always hope you can break free,

you are not alone we do not judge,

for a Mother Warriors greatest weapon is our unconditional Love



About Magnolia New Beginnings

Magnolia New Beginnings, Inc. is dedicated to advocating for those affected with the disease of addiction, creating educational opportunities to inform and raise awareness about substance abuse, and supporting addicts and their families in the process of seeking recovery, maintaining sobriety, and reaching their highest potential through a new beginning. Magnolia New Beginnings has no paid staff, no overhead aside from minor administrative costs such as postage, website etc.., which allows all donations to go to the intended purpose; raising awareness and helping to create new beginnings for those affected by the disease of addiction. We strive to create a united voice among advocacy groups in order to create change. Check out Magnolia on their facebook page and website
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    Cassandra or gowithhp

    Beautiful and sad. I can identify with this. I have lived this battle as well as so many others. It is painful to know that even if you are in recovery; there is nothing you can do to stop the addiction of your child. You are so right. Parenthood comes without an instruction book. We can give advice, share our own experiences, pray, and be there for them. We can use tough love which hurts even more. Ultimately our children have choices and their own higher power. As a mother or a father, ( I know many single fathers) we think it is our fault and duty to correct things. This disease is a sinister, patient, trapper who does not discriminate. Thank you for a beautiful, touching, poem.

  2. Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  3. Just love it

  4. I can so relate to what you have said. I was a Sober Living Home manager for two years. I can’t tell you how many mother’s I have met and counseled about their child. It was so inspiring to see a mother’s love and faith for their child. So many times it looked so hopeless, and yet these mother’s never gave up hope. Many times I was asked “what did I do wrong?” I never knew the right answer when asked this question, though I desperately wanted. Addiction is a terrible thing for a child. Addiction for a mother is heartbreaking.

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