Your Own Music


“If a man does not keep pace

with his companions,

perhaps it is because he

hears a different drummer.

Let him step to the music

which he hears, however

measured or far away.”


~ Henry David Thoreau

Elfje: Cinquain

was told

knew what was

got the whole bit



little gecko runs

on the walls or the ceiling

eating the insects


the wife admonished him to mind his p’s and q’s
but, he loved the pub, he loved his booze
never mind, never mind, was what he said
until he drank himself blind and was almost dead

poor Mikey, lost in a drunken fog
from his bar stool, the towns demagog
his bar tab kept the family at the poverty level
his only friend was an agent for the Devil

his God kept sending him subtle messages
Mikey responded by switching beverages
God stepped up the pace and volume of the admonitions
a nudge from the judge and the family physicians

the last straw was the kids and wife leaving
the idea bloomed and he began believing
Mikey a drunk, why that may just be possible
he was told that his mind was the major obstacle

he was given directions to meet a Group Of Drunks
their stories gave Mikey a ton of goose bumps
he had an allergy, his thinking was stinking
the cause was all of the poison he was drinking

one day at a time, keep coming back
they soon had Mikey on a sober track
as is true with most of the recovery stories
it all begins with the personal inventories

he learned that it was acceptable where he stood
not a bad person trying to do good
but a sick soul trying to become well
hard lessons learned while going through hell

positive principles Mikey practices today
he would not live his life any other way


ME and the Boss



http://ME and the Boss Recovery


p’s and q’s, pints and quarts


About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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