Weight Problem

June 9



Weight Problem



I have trouble raising my 50 pound hand in meetings.  In between meetings I have the problem of trying to dial the 500 pound phone, which leaves me with this 2,000 pound weight on my chest and no air to breathe, no life to lead.  There is the difficulty of the relentless tyrant, my would be sponsor, the person I fail to ask.  Plus, the home group that does not support me, since they do not know my name.  All the while folks laugh and talk and have a good time, I can see none of them have suffered from my weight problem.





Continue to move into your home







The novelty of sobriety causing sweet days

Wore to gauze and I attempted control

I cut, pasted and sutured elements of good living

In an effort to make 24 hours of personal perfection.

I was so sure I could replicate these jewel days

I would make perfect spheres, everything round and even

One after another like a string of pearls

The more I tried the harder God laughed

Days are their own planets

Saturn is different from Mars

And today will have as little to do with tomorrow

If I let it all work out.

Perfection is a thing which is born to live

Not a thing I can draft in a dish or test tube

Life will-out

Or chaos will prevail.



About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on Amazon.com include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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