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|05-23-2002, 04:22 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2002
T'was The Night Before Rehab
T'was The Night Before Rehab
Orgionaly posted by Morning Glory
T'was the night before rehab and all through my brain Danced so many creatures like fear,hope and pain.
To the top of the mountain, a place called "the farm." My training began-despite my alarm,
My guard was up as I'd done this before And I prayed it would leave when I entered the door.
"Have a treatment experience" J.D. had said.
It was then that I realized,I still had some dread.
But my nerves settled down and my work then began
On the numerous tasks found in my treatment plan.
One of my first tasks was relating my story,
Which then quickly led to a self inventory.
Anger, resentment, selfishness and fear
Were a few of my defects that appeared crystal clear.
Manipulation, pride, impatience and lust,
Intolerance, dishonesty---Change was a MUST!
I listed my assets to gain a perspective.
And realized once more, I was not all defective.
Honesty, openess, the ability to care.
Self acceptance, commitment and hope-not despair.
Patience and tolerance, the willingness to grow.
An attitiude of gratitude began now to show.
Confronted with more insight, to now greater depths,
I knew it was the right time to re-work The Steps.
Powerless-unmanageable the nature of me
Focused my thoughts back on Step 2 and Step 3.
Inventory, confession, readiness and prayer.
Tackled my short comings and lessened their glare.
Made amends to my family, to whom I'd done harm
And a daily spot check..it worked like a charm.
Now I prayed for the knowledge of God's will for me,
As I completely surrendered and then was set free.
T'was the night before discharge and all through my brain
No longer danced feelings like fear, dread and pain.
I was leaving the mountain, a place called "the farm"
An as I was told.. it had done me no harm.
Some changes occurred as the result of my stay.
The first one that stands out was my action of play.
More faith and more trust, a stronger program to live,
More ability to take and not just to give.
Courage, humility....gifts from my God above
Deeper serenity and a greater self love.
My time now has come to say my final good-bye
One Day At A Time, I no longer live high!
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