What are We fighting For

August 5




What are We Fighting For




Instead of competition for dominance we would benefit from cooperation for survival.  The struggle to become the very best destroyers in the world very well might make us postmortem champions.  Why is it that the lions don’t work to eradiate hyenas?  They could, but they don’t.  Why not, is the ever present question on my mind.  I have no answer as to why we strive to conquer.  A thousand platitudes come to my head, but nothing fast or tight, nothing that holds water.  So, the question remains; why are we hell bent?




Welcome help




I must be my own tattletale.

I must give my sponsor bullets to shoot down my disease

Anything I nurture and protect will grow and take me over.

It is up to me to choose if I will feed my ailment or my health

My life will be consumed that is a guarantee,

All things feed into others.

The direction this meal takes is my daily decision.

The bull’s eye can be hit if I describe the target.

The ending will be happy if the story I tell is my own.

You are reading selections from More Sober on the Way to Sane and Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault




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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