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T'was the night before Christmas When I went on a bender,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a bartender. 

The empties were stacked by the chimney just fine, 
In hopes that St. Nick would fill them with wine. 
With Mama in her kerchief and I with my booze, 
We'd just settled down for a long winter's snooze. 
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, 
I put down my drink to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I crawled and then stumbled 
To open the shutters where I stood and just mumbled. 
Then what to my bloodshot eyes should there appear 
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

I thought it was DT's and needed help quick! 
I didn't know it was only St. Nick. 
I poured myself another as the reindeer came 
While he shouted and called them by name:

"Now Barfly! Now Wino! Now Boozer and Rummy! 
On Drunkard! On Alky! On Dipso and Dummy!" 
So up to the housetop St. Nicholas flew 
While I pulled the pop-top on another brew.

I trembled with fear when I heard a new sound-- 
Down the chimney came St. Nick with a bound. 
His cheeks were like roses, he grinned like a possum, 
His eyes, how they twinkled, his nose had rum-blossoms!
I offered him a drink, step up to the bar, 
"Not today," he said, "I am now so-ber." 
He had a clear face and a little beer belly, 
That shook when he laughed like a bowl
full of jelly.

This was too much, it increased my thirst. 
"Hold it!" said St. Nick, "First things first. 
You don't have to drink, easy does it, 
Now that wasn't too hard, was it?"

He reached in his sack and with a great fuss 
He gave me the book "Alcoholics Anonymous." 
"Read this 'Big Book' for a life sublime, 
Follow the principles one day at a time.

"This is the best present I can give, 
Twelve steps -- a new way to live. 
The AA program keeps me sober, it's true."
Then giving a nod, up the chimney he flew.

Then I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, 
"You now have a choice, starting tonight. 
So Merry Christmas to all and to all Season's Greetings, 
Don't pick up that first drink, and go to AA meetings!"
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Post by PaigeB »

I printed this out for the table at the Christmas Marathon "meeting". There are actually only real "meetings" at specific times, but folks will be there from 11am Saturday to 8pn Sunday.

Merry Christmas! And remember - Be good for GOODNESS sake!
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB


Post by Noels »

Good morning beautiful people :D
Thanks Broc for the poem. I love it :D
It's the day before Christmas and my heart is excited and grateful. This will be my second Christmas day sober. I thank my God for loving me so much that He sacrificed His only Son so that I could be saved.
Have you ever thought how hard that must have been for our Creator to do?
I have a son who I love more than life itself and frankly, if I was ever asked to sacrifice him to save another (let alone the entire world ) I would hide him away so fast you'll never find him! The world will most definitely go to hell if I was asked to do that :lol:
So I can only think that my Creator's heart must have broken while witnessing the torture and inhumane actions inflicted on His precious child KNOWING that He could wipe the torturers from the face of the earth with a mere flick of His finger but unable to interfere because if He did, all of His creation was doomed.
That is worse than being between a rock and a hard place. ......
So I look forward to celebrating the birth of Master Jesus with joy and gratitude in my heart for if He was not born the life I enjoy would not have been.
Wishing you all a beautiful, joyful and blessed Christmas day filled with love and light
Mwah xxxxNoels
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Post by Duke »

Thanks Brock. Merry Christmas.
"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.", Mother Teresa
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