Hi, my name is Darren Skahl and this is my first ever poetry contest entry. I am from Langley, B.C., Canada. I love poetry in an amateur form. I am looking forward to submitting more poems and hearing critique from everyone. I am a student (at 43 years of age) studying Community Health and Addictions Worker. I am an alcoholic (15 years sober) and it is my dream to give back to society. I feel it is my responsibility as I very much took life for granted. I will have a picture soon, I promise.