November 15





Tender toes crushed by moving memories, fresh pain from ancient injuries, shock incurred from these lifeless reminiscences.  Unhappy reconstructions slap unsuspecting faces.  The people, who stood by to let the chips fall where they may, try to feign ‘innocent bystander’ now that shit is falling from the sky.  Unexposed skin will burn when the flames leap high.  Idiotic excuses will not retard the fire of injustice coming to call.  Too late tears carry no freight with the past recipients of the it all runs down hill award.  Cowards make themselves cripples and fracture at the force of incoming reality, and deserve more than they get.



Once well is a full feeling.





I have a massive energy transformer that lives inside me.

It is explosive in nature and risky to toy with.

But if used properly I can power my whole world

with the current which flows through it

to me from my Higher Power.


If I use it improperly

I can melt down my core and burn down my life.

The connections are of the utmost importance,

insulation is a priority as well.


I know that I am conduit and so much more.

I must do my part as the carrier and the arbiter of change.




You are reading selections from Sober on the Way to Sane and More 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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