Surrender, Sponsorship and Prayer

Original poems that are specifically recovery related
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Surrender, Sponsorship and Prayer

Postby campsurf » Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:49 pm

Sometimes that moment of surrender comes when we find the willingness to look beyond ourselves...This is a "WE" program, Jim

On Broken Knees I Begin to Kneel

I came to you all by myself
and felt, you did not understand
that everything I planned for me
was something that I made in demand.

Of a wounded spirit who has lost its trust
in believing, you would really take care of me
I crossed that line into that angry place
where nothing matters except my fitful plea

Oh help me, I call out in simple anguish
as the hour bends its arms around my heart
and I realize that going on alone
is where everything begins to fall apart

And once again I come to you
with my little life in hand and all that I feel
Please take me now, I know you will
and on broken knees I begin to kneel.....

Ever wonder where Bill W. and Dr. Bob came up with the idea of a sponsor, someone the Big Book describes as a "spiritual adviser"? (See p. 63.) Here are some proverbs or sayings about taking advice from a book that was thousands of years old when the Big Book was being written:

"The way of a fool seems right to him,
but a wise man listens to advice."

"Pride only breeds quarrels,
but wisdom is found in those who take advice."

"Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed."

"Listen to advice and accept instruction,
and in the end you will be wise."

Just more thoughts on sponsorship.................

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Postby Dallas » Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:20 pm


Thanks for the poem. Part of it would have really fit me last night!!! :oops: Fortunately, we've been given Steps that I could use to get over it. The time of your poem was perfect for me!

Also... thanks for sharing those proverbs! I'm sure I'll have a few appropriate times to use them! :wink:


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