Self Improvement Poetry posted September 12, 2015

This work has reached the exceptional level
The road to recovery is all encompassing.

Another kind of sobriety.


The journey is oft an uphill fight

between dumping that drink

and changing how we act and think.

The route regurgitates hard lessons,

demanding that we make concessions.

For instance are we flexible?

When a storm brews can we bend-

or are we still so rigid

that we sacrifice a friend?

Can we own up to our own mistakes

instead of casting blame-

or do we search out scapegoats

make them wallow in our shame?

Must we be the brightest light bulb

brag and show off what we know-

or can we turn the dimmer on

and let another glow?

Are we open to opposing views

of those who disagree-

or do we feel so threatened

we either want to fight or flee?

Before I even knew your name

did I greet you with a frown-

deciding you weren't worth my time

as I sized you up and down?

Emotional sobriety

even though the two are linked-

is simply not awarded

on the fact alone that we don't drink.



Thanks to Curly Girly for the perfect artwork.
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