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Proposal for Another AA

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Dom Mart
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0 posted 10-17-1999 08:11 AM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart


I propose another AA,
Like the one for recovering drinkers,
An organization to convert
Hot sparks into clinkers.
We need an Achievers Anonymous.
To put it unmetaphorically,
Addictive achievement's a scourge-
I assert this categorically.

Who can engender greater grief
Than the hero, paragon, saint
Who constantly reminds us
That whatever he is, we ain't?
Imagine those miserable children
Tortured by unending stress:
Compared to the kid mom praises,
Whatever they do is less.

So let's have a twelve step program
For people compelled to excel,
Who seem to have no compunction
About making our lives a hell.
Let's label them "sick" not "evil,"
And give them a chance to get better.
They deserve our warm compassion,
Each achiever, doer, go-getter.
Efforts to curb their addiction
Deserve sympathetic backing.
Let's help them defeat their disease,
So we can get on with our slacking.

© Copyright 1999 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 10-17-1999 08:34 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

As I read this I first smiled, then chuckled and ending up with a good belly laugh. Nice way to start my day.
Thanks Dom Mart
Sherri_baby963
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2 posted 10-17-1999 08:40 AM       View Profile for Sherri_baby963   Email Sherri_baby963   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sherri_baby963's Home Page   View IP for Sherri_baby963

LOL very nice )
caroline
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3 posted 10-17-1999 09:41 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

ROFLMAO~~~

Too funny, Dom!

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Pepper
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4 posted 10-17-1999 11:43 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Yes LOL.....enjoyed this much Dom....

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Denise
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5 posted 10-17-1999 01:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Outrageously hillarious!!!!

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Justin Thyme
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6 posted 10-17-1999 02:21 PM       View Profile for Justin Thyme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Justin Thyme

I'm Justin Thyme to tell you that this is one fabulous idea! Are you one of us? We're all in different 'stutes together... just curious. You sound a wee bit on the nutty side to me. What name to you paint under?
 
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