A Reason to Live



“The papers reported

men jumping to death

from the towers

of High Finance.

That disgusted me.

I would not jump.

I went back to the bar.”


BB p 4


For the drunk, the only reason not to live

is if the world would have run out of alcohol.

Good, bad or indifferent, any old excuse was a reason to drink.

It was the program of AA and the Big Book that taught me

the reason alcoholics drink is because they are alcoholics,

all other reasons are but feeble excuses.

Obsession and compulsion aside, life still goes on and

most recovering souls will emphatically state

that their worst day sober

is still better than their best day drunk.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.


ME and the Boss


And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.







About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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