Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas! (Now get another day!)

Night Before Christmas – Big Book Style

‘Twas the night before Christmas, we were all in the club, 
Enjoying a meeting, instead of a pub. 
The ashtrays were clean, and the coffee was made, 
The Big Books were out and then we all prayed.

When out in the lot, there arose such a clatter,
We all jumped up to see what was the matter.
The Chair with his Big Book, and I with my smokes,
Headed outside to find these two blokes.

They came inside and sat at a table;
And said that they’d chair, as soon as they’re able.
To start with, they said, “It’s more than not drinking;
It’s doing your best to have God fix your thinking.”

“First Things First!” and the slogans we used,
Help keep the newcomer from getting confused.
Step 1 is a start, they said we should know,
But after Step 2, we’ll be all aglow.

We make a decision when we got to Step 3,
Step 4 was a bit tough, we all could agree.
Step 5 is the one where we let it all out,
And after Step 6 and 7, we’re left with no doubt.

When we got to Step 8, we made our full list;
And then with Step 9, we have to persist.
After Step 9, more promises ring true;
We didn’t just make that up, right out of the blue.

After that, it’s on with the rest;
The things we must do, to be our best.
They put on their coats and got ready to leave;
A very good end, for this Christmas Eve.

As to their names, we only could guess;
Must have been Bill W. and Dr. Bob S.
The two men hopped into a ’35 Ford,
And as they pulled out, one of them roared:

“We leave this message, for our sisters and brothers:
Trust God, clean house, and be of service to others.
And for all of you people, I just want to say:
Have a nice Christmas, and don’t drink today!”

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