“Those adolescent urges
that so many of us have
for complete approval,
utter security, and
perfect romance –
urges quite appropriate
to the age seventeen –
prove to be an impossible
way of life at forty-seven or fifty-seven.”
As Bill Sees It p 330
At 49 I woke up and the kind folks from A.A.
were only too glad to show me that I was emotionally
only seventeen, still chasing skirts and keg parties.
Divorced twice and with a score of bad relationships
strewn out along the way, my alcoholic, self centered, selfish,
egomaniac who suffered with an inferiority complex
had no idea how to love, how to develop a healthy relationship.
The current relationship is going on twenty six years,
thanks to a Higher Power and the program of A.A.
Recovery is to start growing emotionally and spiritually.
Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.
ME and the Boss