Category Archives: Steps of Life

Steps of Life #12–Seed of Love

Oh, the pain of being enslaved to our passions, blinded by our denial. Life dulled by our addictions, spoiled by resentment. When does this misery end? There is more to life than bondage, tears and grief. Awaken to love, leave … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #11–A Place to Hide

I need a new place to hide from this world of sorrow and woe. My haunts no longer offer shelter for I see them for what they are. Too long I sought to hide from life, filling my mind, time, … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #10 — Cautious Commitments

Before we enter in a commitment with God, ourselves, or another, we must consider carefully if we will be able to keep this vow. Clarity regarding the boundaries of the promise must be defined and guarded. A broken commitment is … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #9–Broken Promises

********************************* Their shadows fall on you blocking the sun of life. Woe be to you whose unkept promises hide the light of love. Vows lie broken at your feet; your conscience weeps with guilt. Can you not see that your … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #8

The Steps of Life poems are based on the 12 Step programs. Step #8: We made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. ************************************* Careless Wrongs How often we … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #7 –Self-Destructive Behavior

The first step to change is admitting there is a problem. We must stop doing that which is self-destructive. How often we sabatoge ourselves, knowing well what we do: procrastinate, act without thinking, over indulge in eating, become addicted to … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #6–The Committee

The committee calls me; I stand accused, condemned, filled with sorrow, guilt, and regret. On and on they read my transgressions when finished start again. What I would give to banish them from my mind completely, to know peace, true … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #5 — Secret Sins

Each of us has carried a secret sin that we hope no one will ever know. Sack of shame, remorse, regret grows heavier with every step. Then one day we learn that we need not carry this load and place … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #4 Hypocrisy

We bathe our lives in tears as we struggle to remove the thorn of hypocrisy. Self-righteousness rules; we strut, condemn others, cover our mirrors well. But one day, the real person inside awakens and wants to heal what we have … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #3

Trust Our trust has been broken lies, deceptions, uncaring actions leave us wary and bruised. One may forgive a betrayal, but mending trust is much harder. I choose to no longer be a victim discernment is the key. With each … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #2

The reality of God lies in us all; our hearts hold this knowledge waiting for us to surrender, to grow tired of struggling alone. Beaten down, we grow humble, long for serenity we have never known. Finally we cry out … Continue reading

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Steps of Life #1

I dedicate these series of poems to the wisdom of the 12 Step programs. Step #1 I am Powerless My computer has a glitch, I try this remedy, then that one, again and again I try to no avail. Help … Continue reading

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