Who is Who

June 20

 

 

 

Who is Who

 

 

 

Remake the bed for the restless child in you who sleeps better if attention is paid to the small kindnesses.  Placating her saves you the sound of her plaintive cry.  If you teach yourself or allow yourself to grow fond of her, this child, you, these simple chores will seem light, refreshing, natural.  If you fight her she will grow strong and you will grow weak.  Don’t resist nature.  Don’t resist your nature.  Take a hug to share as you would take an apple divided on a walk in the woods with a companion.  Share emotional embraces, let your thoughts surround her when you make plans and do deals.  If you treat her as if she is the best of you, you will become the best of her.

 

 

 

Collaborate with your missed cues

 

 

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SMOG

When I burnout the smoke affects everyone in the surrounding area

I forget to keep my wick trimmed and lamp full

I empty out and my light grows dim

I am responsible for maintenance and upkeep.

If I don’t protect my own radiance I will lose it

And the darkness will be felt throughout the neighborhood

I can’t risk the death of illumination or incur smoldering haze.

Fortification of my sobriety is a simple task

If I make proper use of resources.

When I turn energy to obligation I am distracted

And separated from my source

Then the source I am to others is extinguished.

I can only light the darkness where I am

I can’t illuminate someone else’s path

Nor should I pollute the way with smoke and vapor

Due to a lapse in my spiritual condition.

 

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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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