Chock Full of Nuts

June 28





Chock Full of Nuts



I am not a coffee maker.  I come from a long line of non-coffee drinkers and I don’t drink it myself.  I made the coffee for my home group once and was asked not to do it again.  This is when I realized my service talents must lay elsewhere, and they do.  I am a good sponsor for those who want what I have or at least want to attempt what I am trying to get toward.  I am a good representative.  I can carry the wishes of my group to the district.  I am learning to share my story and carry the message and hope to do it well.  So, my question to you is, to what service do you most naturally bend?






Save a key from your past






Like French pastry–sobriety gets richer with each layer

As I investigate these layers I approach the buttery center

The fat seeps through the years

Making boundaries crisp and intimacy velvety.

Ingredients which ordinarily wouldn’t mix

Somehow blend and counter point one another in a flaky shell

Fruits and nuts improve every bite.

Though there are times which are a bit crumbly

Most of the structure is strong and invention skillful

Pastry and sobriety are compositions of strength and brilliance

Which are meant to be taken internally.



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 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: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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