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Positively Negative

This poem was shared with us last week. It was originally published by AA Grapevine in April, 1973. Written by Dick H.

Positively Negative

We can be positive that our drinking was negative. We drank for happiness and became unhappy. We drank for joy and became miserable. We drank to be outgoing and became self-centered. We drank for sociability and became argumentative.

We drank for sophistication and became crude and obnoxious. We drank for friendship and made enemies. We drank to soften sorrow and wallowed in self pity. We drank for sleep and awaked without rest.

We drank for strength and felt weak. We drank for sex drive and lost our potency. We drank “medicinally” and acquired health problems. We drank because the job called for it and lost the job.

We drank for relaxation and got the shakes. We drank for confidence and became uncertain. We drank for bravery and became afraid. We drank for certainty and became doubtful.

We drank to stimulate thought and blacked out. We drank to make conversation easier and slurred our speech. We drank for warmth and lost our cool. We drank for cooleness and lost our warmth.

We drank to feel heavenly and knew hell. We drank to forget and were haunted. We drank for freedom and became slaves. We drank for power and were powerless. We drank to erase problems and saw them mulitiply. We drank to cope with life and invited death, or worse.

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