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12 steps my way
by Steve Patterson
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12 steps so steep
but they ain't that deep
read'um & weep
then go to sleep

1. adnitted,
committed
to the thought
i'm powerless over alcohol
and them all
other people, other things'
everythings'
my Life is unManagelable
that was hard, un-Imaginable

2. came to Beliieve
a somewhat re-lief
a Power other than me
could be
re-store me to sanity
how could that be?

3. made a decision
made a revision
to turn That Power
over to another
other
than me
what could it Be
i couldn't see
every second. minute or hour
of every day
how about i do it my way?
whatda' ya' say?

4. took an inventory
wrote down my story
hey!
of how it be
so i could see me
why worry?

5. admitted to someOne else
the That I Be
just who i've been
admitted my sin
from Beginnin' to End

6. 'twas steady & ready
hey i be freddie
for That
to remove from me
what i see
who i be
the That That i Be
can you see?

7. on my knees
i did pleads
my needs
Please
help me with what's within's
forgive me of my sins

8. i writ it down
didn't like the sound
but i found
of me goin' round & round

9. i asked those foe or friend
to help me end
this insanity
this vanity
of me
just thinkin'
just sinkin'
into who i be
can you see?
that's really not me.

10. continued to take store
what a bore
of who i be
of who i see
and who i am
God Damn
then i have to see
ME

11. ask each day
as i pray
to He that Be
to help Me
be who I Be
just ME

12. havin' done this
here's the twist
now i need to care
to be there
for you
what can i do?
'cause that's what each of us do's
it's called payin' your dues
so true

so that's my 12 step
i need the help
of 1 2 another
sister or brother
we only stay
sane & sober
with 1 another

we Can Not
Do IT ALONE
so do a 12 step or 2
at least the 3 step u do
do it your way
this was all
i had to say
anyway.

guess you'll do it
your way
ok
slow way
you pay



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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Thought that you were already on the program, but if not, give it a chance, if I could quit anybody could, but remember you are only human, if you don't do it up right the first time, try it again...Peace, Ed & Rufuz
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