DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

REASON TO KEEP DOING IT



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OH! THAT AGAIN?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a group, millions of People
Reaching toward me, out from themselves
Saying in one great chorus: "Come with US!"
And so I reached my own arms out, grabbed a hand
And found a seat on the bus

Many years we soberly drove
Down and up the Steps
Of which there still are twelve
When did I decide to shelve
These gems, my way of life?

Riding the rear of this caravan
No fun for this active man
So as I make my way up front
To grab onto hands out-held
I feel an unwanted separation

Are the hands I'm holding the slippery ones?
Or are those my own self-oiled, well-oiled palms
Which are causing me to lose the grip
Ah! I caught on to a sleeve
Just as it's about to rip

The Jersey is numbered 4
Why could it not be more?
Because AA Step number 4
AGAIN? Is such a bore (really not!)
Did it once before!

And actually, this is where it starts for REAL!
Because "One, Two, Three, you're OUT!"
Is what many of us get to re-feel
And I, when or if into a funk, recall
This is how peeps get drunk! That's all!


TODAY:
SOBER, Peeps!
PEACE, Peeps!
LOVE, Peeps!



18 comments:

Secretia said...

Life is beautiful, Steve, if we care to notice. And You are beautiful because You help people to notice.

Sincerely, Secretia

Dulce said...

Oh Sweet Peep. These steps are getting hard? Or I am misunderstanding? Those'slippery hands'. I hope if it is so, it is only temporary...
Te quiero TE amo... (sorry I must correct)
You are learning Spanish? So it seems that idea of coming to my islands is not a joke? LOL
Good way to start... that's all you need to say to get doors open (grin)
I love you TOO!

Steve E said...

Te quiero Te amo

Dulce said...
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Dulce said...

Hey you are cheating PEEP!?

Syd said...

Step four seems to stop many in their tracks

Nevine said...

Steve, you are one amazing man - resilient and strong. I am in awe of your will power. And that's all I have to say about that! :-)

Nevine

Steve E said...

Nevine Dear, I must respectively respond (and to others) that if "willpower" were my secret, I'd have been dead 34 years ago. No offense, just fact.

Your blog, BTW, is another that I could not live without. (That didn't sound right, but ya know what I mean.)

Audrinna said...

No I didn't write the prayer ,I wish i wish could write. its copy from beliefnet.com you might see something on the shelves next year
J

Audrinna said...

PS The friends award is for you to

Shadow said...

you are gooooood!

Scott said...

lol clever

catvibe said...

I'm so proud of you. And proud to call you my peep!

A note: I think perhaps your link for me isn't updating. Try using www.catvibe.net/feed and see if that helps.

Hugs!

Inky said...

keep the steps going Steve, do not slip or fall, they are hard steps to climb but easier to walk down.

Te AMOOOOOOOOO.
I love you

Shannon said...

thank you for reminding me of our beautiful program and all the people in it!!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is great...love the poetry and of course the program!!!

Love you
g

Tall Kay said...

One, two, three, you're out.

Now those are some honest facts!

We keep trudging Steve...One day at a time :o)

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

:) I love this poem! And the program.

And realizing that I can do the steps to take away the re-feeling or at least to work on the re-feeling as God brings me more awareness of my human nature :)

Love you MUCH!