17 April 2011

No More Poor Me

The Sixth Promise of AA says, "That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear."

No More Poor Me

the journey started
at the bottom of the barrel
filled with regrets
wishing to die
filled with disgust
with the person I became

had no value... no self-worth
turning backing
wasn't an option
but... the future
looked dark... bleak
without purpose

slowly... the doubts
began to fade
I was told
it would get better
it was your strength
that gave me courage

uselessness was replaced
with a glimmer of hope
and self-pity left
replaced with humility
no longer was I alone
my Higher Power saw to that

uselessness... gone
experience can help others
self-pity... gone
made many mistakes
but... I'm not a mistake
a life filled with hope

1 comment:

  1. From Authors Den...

    Reviewed by Barbara Henry 7/25/2009
    Great poem,filled with hope,optimism,and the promise of better things ahead.Loved it.
    To your continued success/

    Reviewed by Linda Settles 6/16/2009
    A victory cry, "I'm not a mistake a life filled with hope." You go Dave!

    Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/14/2009
    An inspiring and empowering declaration; thank you for sharing it, Dave. Love and peace to you,