This is a prayer that is given out by a sponsor in AA just before they begin the second step. It is distributed by "Love Unlimited," but I have total approval by the copyrighted author to post it here.
And in the hour of my quiet desperation
I stopped, stood still, and looked inside
All my life it had been there...My Insanity
I lied...thinking I deserved the truth
I cheated...thinking I deserved to win
I stole...thinking I deserved to gain
I held on tight...thinking I deserved to keep
No respect for yours or mine.........
Thinking I deserved reverence
I was angry....thinking I deserved happiness
I hated....thinking I deserved love
I was proud....thinking I deserved greatness
I rejected GOD...thinking I would find purpose
Need I speak of the pain I've known
Need I tell you the fool I've been
My Insanity, I face....My Insanity I own
Please, help me down my new path
I'll never make it all alone.
The author's pen name is D.A. Kerekes, but she, and the story of how this poem came about is well known to me. Hope it helps. It helped me alot. [/b]