Friday, February 15, 2008

Tradition 1 - Our sister the noisy drunk

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.

Without the group, there is no where for the newcomer to go to
When we were in the pub
Everyone talked and no-one listened
In the meetings
we talk one at a time
Sharing our experience strength and hope
For the newcomer who wants it

If someone disrupts the meeting
like our sister the noisy drunk
or without social skills
or just plain disruptive
or whatever
We are entitled to ask that person to leave
If necessary call the police
So that the meeting may continue
ready for when that person
if they want to has a meeting to come back to
or any other newcomer that drops by
who may be ready to hear its message
of recovery

Tradition 5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Continual sharing of negativity
is not helpful
neither is unfocussed ranting
in meetings

We share in a general way
Experience Strength and hope

for the newcomer's
keep coming back
and stick with the winners

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God bless

1 comment:

molly said...

i attend 2 groups even though i consider one my home group. there is a distinct difference in the two, although I like them both. one seems to lean whining sometimes but the people are so REAL.. the other group feels more hopeful.. sorta 2 different styles - like them for different reasons..

if and when i ever get brave enough to chair a meeting, it'll prob be the very one where the police have to be called!!!

have a great rest of your weekend!!