The Past

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. ~ The Big Book and A Study Guide of the 12 Steps (Kindle Locations 1503-1504).

We come in admitting we’re powerless over addiction,
that our whole lives have become unmanageable.
We’ve hit rock bottom at least once for some of us
a lifetime of bottoms.When we began the steps
we craved the forgetfulness of all who had known us,
could not imagine wanting to slam the door of our pasts
and can’t imagine sharing it in hopes it might help others,
Instead, despite the past we suddenly know serenity inside out
and peace describes our daily lives.