18 April 2011

Life After Self




The 7th AA Promise says "We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows."









Life After Self

plans made every night
rule the world... at least rule you
every morning... plans revised
new evil ways to stay in control

life... all about self
no thoughts about others
unless it served... myself
my own prestige

life was a vicious game
where only one could survive
love was a useless emotion
just lived with selfish rage

sobriety brought disgust
disgust... with myself
who had I become?
would I ever be fixed?

sobriety opened eyes
to the fears and pains of others
for the first time...
I could relate... understand

concern... excitement
happiness... sadness
experienced it all
not in me... but others

so rewarding... to share
so fulfilling... to listen
so... so... so alive
thank you

1 comment:

Dave Harm said...

Thoughts from "Authors Den"

Reviewed by Romance Poetess Bardic Muse 7/22/2009
it's good for the soul to participate with "Life After Self"
and to be free from those taunting demons...I am glad you are rewarded...sobriety is yours...
Peace & Inspirations


Reviewed by Joyce Bell 7/10/2009
PRAISE GOD! ...I ONCE WAS BLIND...BUT NOW I SEE. SO WELL WRITTEN WITH VIVID IMAGERY MADE WITH WONDERFUL PHRASES THAT TELL A STORY OF COMING ALIVE. GOD BLESS YOU. THANKS FOR SHARING.