Drug Court Essay

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Do you remember the first time we met? I do as I cannot shake the memory. It was love at first sight. I’ll never forget the feeling I had. A warmth overcame my body as you stoked a fire in my heart. It was like I had spent my life drowning in the sea around me and you were that breath of fresh air as I pulled myself out. My cares and concerns melted away. I was complete. You were exactly what I had been missing in my life. My better half you completed me you made me whole. Your touch, your scent, your glistening radiance I took it all in. I felt its force enter my body working its way to the very center of my soul. It felt like a real living breathing thing coalescing within my life force touching parts of me I never knew existed. You awakened some innate primal desire and I needed you at all times. Little did I realize that I was dancing with the devil. In the beginning the thought never crossed my mind. You were beautiful and I loved you. You gave me everything I wanted. You gave me confidence and made me strong. You made me outgoing and made me the Social King. Most of all you gave me love. You were there through thick and thin. You were the beacon of light in the darkness that surrounded me. We spent many a night just you and me getting to know the ins and outs of each other. We didn’t need anything or anyone else. We had enough with each other. As time went on, though, things changed. I should have known it was too good to be true. It was no abrupt change. Today I realize it was subtle. You were sneaky. You began to get jealous of my attention to other things besides you. Slowly at first you called me away from my relationships, my schooling, my work, and ultimately my goals. I became preoccupi... ... middle of paper ... ...oy life today! I guess Albert Einstein was right. So thank you judge Ball, Vanessa, Sharon, Susan, Dan, the rest of the panel, my peers, and whoever else I’ve missed. You guys gave me the opportunity to live. And though the sun sets on this chapter of my journey and the dawn rises on the next one I will always be eternally grateful and indebted to you all. I’m sure I’ve been rambling and I’ve been very general. Ain’t no one got time for me to get into specifics and ramble on. One very specific point I’d like to make, though, is what do you have to lose by trying something different? Hey, if you choose not to give it a shot I’m sure the law will be happy. For there would be no good judges, lawyers, clerks, probation officers or cops without bad people. Hear me when I say this though. I’ve learned that by giving everything up I’ve actually gained everything.

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