Poetry: Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. two drops of ink

Poetry: Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D.

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Live a Little

 Did you die a little today?

Sadly, you did!

Did you live a little today?

I hope so!

The thing is,

you don’t have to live

each day,

but you do have to die a little each day!

Fear cripples so many souls;

keeps them from living good lives.

Not one of us can beat the clock or the calendar,

but we can have a Hell of a time while we

are alive!

It’s so sad to watch people go to work every day

just to pay the bills;

they’re existing not living.

Trapped in dead-end jobs that they hate;

young couples with unplanned babies,

people thinking that they’re not good enough,

not smart enough

so, they let someone else live the good life.

Take a chance on you,

take some risks to succeed!

When you wake up in the morning,

look in the mirror

and yell out,

I’m Alive!

The Only One

There was a boy

an only child;

the family doted.

Straight A grades in school,

captain of the team,

All State,

Class President,

Dean’s list,

College scholarship!

Girls doted,

Fraternity President,

All American!

Companies doted,

great job,

great family.

He had it all,

they said,

after he hung himself!

They never understood

he was alone.

 Rev. Dr. K.T. Coughlin Ph.D.



Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., DCC, DDVA, DLC, DD, NCIP, NCAMP, IMAC

Reverend Coughlin is a Founder and the Director of New Beginning Ministry, Inc., an evidence-based, twelve-step residential addiction recovery program for adults that is accredited by the A.A.C.T.. Rev. Coughlin has helped thousands of people to change their lives over the past eighteen plus years.  He is an Addiction Expert, Blogger/Writer at Addicted Minds and VIP Interventions, and a Professional Associate member of Gemini Behavioral Health.   He is a two-time World Champion and nine-time National Champion and State and National Record holder powerlifter, a gentle giant who has championed many in his career.

Websites:  www.theaddiction.expert or www.revkevsrecoveryworld.com

Published posts on Two Drops of Ink:

1) Poem: Valhalla

2) Poetry: Butterfly

3) Poetry Break: ‘Tree’

4) Memoir: A Few Thoughts About My Life

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  1. My life motto is Live Fully. Your poem Live a Little, tells the story of being too afraid, or too monotonous to step out. Cancer taught me that I want more than a paycheck. Thanks for putting it so clearly.
    The Only One, stirred up emotions still on the surface of my world right now. My friend’s son-in-law is the young man in your poem and it is heartbreaking to the whole family, who are asking the questions you wrote so accurately. Sad and so crushing to so many.

  2. Both are truthful beautiful pieces. Love both. But the ending on the second one The Only One moved me into tears inside. This is what happens in real life. Thank you for sharing. keep moving with your poetry. With your background you have lots of stories and unfortunatly they end like the last poem. You are out to help that stop keep going. blessings

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