05 April 2011

Acknowledging The Pain

The ninth step of AA states - "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."

Acknowledging The Pain

the day finally came
and courage was found
but for the first time...
not in a bottle
the strength came
from a Higher Power
who stood by my side

I knew you had no reason
to believe my words...
or trust those words as truth
but something happened
you accepted my apology
your disgust disappeared
and support was offered

it all started when I said
"I'm an alcoholic"
every step brought new strength
and a revelation took place
the only chance... for a second chance
would only come about
when the past was acknowledged

I put my trust in Him
and He's guided me well
I felt His presence... in people
as I acknowledged my wrongdoings
and for the first time
the past... didn't hold shame
but rather hopes and dreams

1 comment:

  1. Comments from Authors Den

    Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 9/9/2007 Dave congratulations to you for having the strength and courage, but most of all to have a heart that wants to make amends.
    Through Christ all things are possible!

    Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/6/2007
    A journey traveled that goes unseen by many. Well done...

    Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/5/2007
    What courage you have to "put it out there" for all to see.

    "... and for the first time the past...didn't hold shame but rather hopes and dreams." Congratulations! This is a wonderful and inspirational poem - I'll bet the AA organization would like to add it to their book. It is truly exciting when a person asks for a second chance, and it's given.

    Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/5/2007
    I have heard that this works for some people. Thank you for sharing your testimonial. Love and blessings to you,

    Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/5/2007
    Beautiful write of courage and hope; God bless you! :)