Stand Hear

August 8



Stand Hear



The spins and pirouettes I have preformed in an attempt to avoid facing the music, were impressive but futile and ultimately delayed the beauty possible for me in this life.  When I stop my running and turn on my heel there is a world of harmony waiting to take me for a turn out on the dance floor.  Melody is not what I was expecting.  I was so sure I would be drummed out of my life, not trumpeted in.  My surety set in motion much of my convoluted activity and caused me great distress.  It is high time I listen with eyes open and my reactions leashed; allowing the tune to introduce me to life and lead me to my bliss.



Let bad habits run away from home; pack their bags when you can





Don’t be stupid.

Don’t be crazy.

Don’t be anything out of the ordinary.

Don’t be angry.

Don’t be hateful.

Just don’t be that way.

Don’t be sad.

Don’t be mopy

Smile fore the camera and pretend for everyone.

I often wondered why I felt like dyeing

And it took me years to understand why,

Don’t be = Death.

Don’t feel.

Don’t cry.

Don’t love


Life is about action, presence and content.

You’re wrong if you break the rules

And dead if you keep them.

So please don’t be Them.

Look back when you have to

But step out of the grave.



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 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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