my greatest enemy can be my friend

AlcoholI hate how you have stolen precious time out of my life...but you taught me how to hold life dear.I hate how you robbed me of my innocence...but you made me wise beyond my years.I hate that you destroyed my spirit...but it is now stronger than ever before.I hate how warped you made my mind...but i now have power over my thoughts.I hate how sick you made me act...but i am proud of where i stand now.I hate you, alcohol, for your destructiveness and pain...but without you i never would have come this far.