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The Road to Humility

The word ego is actually the Latin word for “I”
That makes a lot of sense when you decide to wonder why
Our ego makes us do things that we may come to regret
Like boasting of our exploits when we use the internet

When kept under control it’s very healthy to posses
It’s what makes us unique, it helps our talents to progress
A measure of self-confidence we need to venture out
When starting a new venture where success may be in doubt

But once out of control, the ego takes another path
It leads us to become someone who soon will feel its wrath
It cons us into thinking we are always in the right
When challenged we lash out and become ready for a fight

When told we’re drinking way too much, we say it isn’t true
We say “you are mistaken and you haven’t got a clue “
Our ego tells us they are wrong, we’re strong enough to quit
We just don’t want to at this time, we’ll slow down just a bit

But slowing down don’t seem to work, in fact it’s gotten worse
We start to hide it from our friends, and then we start to curse
Those people passing judgement, make us start to feel ashamed
It’s then we finally realize that our ego is to blame

To us the word humility is not our egos friend
It tears apart what we’ve believed, it wants us to pretend
That all is well, ignore the fact that we’ve lost all control
Until we hear that desperation bell begin to toll

For some of us we had to lose the things we held most dear
The spouse, the job, the car we wrecked, our life consumed with fear
Yet other still have reached this point without those other things
We’ve hit a bottom, none the less, the misery it brings

It’s called humiliation, so ashamed what we’ve become
Inside we feel no different than the lowly sidewalk bum
It’s at those final moments that the ego must be smashed
If we will have a chance to live, before all hope is dashed

For most of us humility was not an easy task
Potholes filled the road we took, we stumbled to get past
Our ego keeps us off that road till we admit defeat
Put it aside and ask for help, acknowledge we’ve been beat

Humility’s a virtue, humiliation a disease
One brings us back our self-respect, the other to our knees
Us alcoholics need to go through one to reach the other
The road to reach humility and help us to recover

Larry R.

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Sunlight of the Spirit

There comes a time we all must say…
as we look into the mirror
“There’s got to be a better way…
to release me from my fear”

We admitted we were powerless…
and we’d go to any length.
Those simple words empowered us…
provided hope and gave us strength.

I heard Him say while on my knees…
“I’ll guide you down this road”
A place we pay no dues or fees…
Love and Tolerance is our code.

So much pain we had to feel…
we had to set it free.
Our Higher Power helped us heal…
and restored our sanity.

So give to Him your flaws and fears…
He’ll remove the dark obsession.
The things you lost you once held dear…
soon return to your possession.

We had to come a long long way…
from where we used to be.
There was a price we had to pay…
A priceless entrance fee.

Take my hand come walk with me…
We’ll trudge this road together…
The Road to Happy Destiny…
a spiritual endeavor.

We find a new design to live…
a change in attitude.
We freely give all we can give…
A life of gratitude.

Say to Him “Thy will be done”
You will know it when you’re near it…
A better life is sure to come…
In the Sunlight of the Spirit.

Gordon R.