About Confessions From A Prophet’s Past: A True Story About Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Opioid Dependency, Recovery, Jesus, and God.
This novel is a compilation of short-stories; personal experiences endured throughout my years of life. There are forty-eight chapters in this book, all of which are entertaining and outspoken: You will laugh, cry, and sometimes you might even say, “Holy man, I can’t believe this guy hasn’t died!” One could even say that this book entails just as many wrong ways to live life as there are chapters within the pages: 48.
My childhood saw its share of ups but also several unbearable downs, all brought on by alcoholic parents who chose to place the bottle in front of their children’s wellbeing. [Side effect from alcoholism]. The Rotten parenting behaviors included: physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. The results prompted a low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I felt worthless, stupid; nobody could ever love me. [Aftereffect from abuse and neglect]. I strolled through my early High School years, hoping that the horrors wrapped inside my head would vanish; forever disappear as if they were never there. I desperately needed an escape from my inner thoughts: An escape from reality.
One day during my early teens, I came across alcohol. At once, my negative mind thoughts were eclipsed with positivity. Liquor gave me courage, inner peace, good looks, all from this glorious drink that contained spirits. Friends arrived in abundance, and my popularity rose as if I were a rock star who just topped the charts for the first time. However, during the years to come, that freedom I felt from negative mind thoughts [because of liquor] ventured in the wrong direction, sending me on a crash course to Loser-Ville. My grown-up life was littered with depression, alcoholism, addictions, jail, and umpteen suicide attempts. Chaos and near-death experiences were rampant, all on account of drugs and alcohol.
My chaotic life-path would eventually come to a sudden halt because of one conversation with the Creator.
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Jeromy Wensley (1978 to present): I was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. My hometown’s location is very isolated: Town’s are few and far between, having most of the landscape replaced with bush-country and lakes. (Freshwater fishing and hunting are very popular extracurricular activities within the community). Winters are frigid, with temperatures exceeding minus 25 during the majority of January, February. Feet upon feet of snow envelopes the community during the winter months.
As of recent, now that I am finished with my chaotic past, I am working on my poetry skills. This is my favorite poetic line up to date: Yesterday’s ‘doings’ have long passed, and tomorrow’s ‘could-bes’ haven’t yet arrived. It is important to be present. Live in the moment, be here, not there, because RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW is all we will ever have.
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