Steering the Car

Planning a trip can take many forms.
It can be a broad general concept
to be adapted as the mood may strike
or the plans can be complete at the first
and obsessively detailed.
And the trip to sobriety, to restoration of sanity
can be either as well.
For Recovery a loose idea of a plan is preferred
since a precept is that we don’t run the show.
But we have a map
(literature) and guides (sponsors)
and the basic route in the Steps.
There’s no one way to do it,
as we depend on daily direction
from the Power in charge.
One rule exists, though.
Surrender your anger, your resentments,
your self-righteousness from the start.
Remember one hard-and-fast rule:
You can’t steer the car with the horn!