Addiction. It is a term that devours so many people with hopelessness and others with frustrating terror and anger as they watch loved ones destroy themselves in the process. When you are the one who is addicted, you believe there is no hope and that you can never be free. When you are the one who loves an addict, you fear every phone call will bring devastating news even while you beg, plead, threaten, and fight the addictive sin that is destroying your life and the life of your family member or friend. Addiction is never a victimless crime. It affects everyone you know and many whom you do not know. I Am Who I Am is a journey of poetry documenting the process through which God mercifully brought author Benny Martinez out of drug addiction and into His truly marvelous light. Yet, neither Benny nor any reader is perfect or will be perfect in this lifetime. He has not “arrived” to the point of doing everything right all the time, nor is his life the proverbial bed of roses. Yet, therein lies the hope! It is indeed a process through which God lovingly, consistently, and continually refines everyone who seeks Him, regardless of the hopeless circumstances that may be one’s present reality. Walk with Benny through a journey that is painful, real, raw, heartbreaking, soul-bearing and uplifting all at the same time. May you find Him.