Twelve Years Sober

776eaf4719ddaa1fb1d210fa91a956e5_screenI might be guilty of bragging, but that’s fine. Some things are worth bragging about every day. Being clean and sober is one of them. It might be difficult to understand if you’ve never been on the giving or receiving end of this type of hell. That makes you fortunate.

But, I am fortunate, too.

I am fortunate to have been through hell and come out filthy on the other side. I went through all that shit to make me a stronger person and to help others get through their own version of hell.

That is what this life is all about. Helping others. I don’t get to give up because as much as I might want to, or as much as I might feel my life is all my own and that it is no one else’s business what I do, that is an inaccurate statement.

I am doing this whole Law of Attraction thing and though it feels like nothing is giving and nothing is sparkly, I am learning that I am still on my path. I am learning that despite once feeling guilty about everything that ever happened to me, I am okay. I am the master of my universe. I am the creator of my life. I have a vibration that attracts things. The essence of that which is like unto itself is drawn.

I used to write about my sobriety here but stopped because I was busy with other things and there were already so many great websites and blogs about living sober I figured I would be better off helping people in other ways, and so I did.

If you are going through it, keep going. You’re going to be okay. If you need help and have to where to turn, go to one of these links to get started. AA NA


Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

8 thoughts on “Twelve Years Sober”

  1. I know LOTS of folks (many of them quite near/dear to me) who have been on that journey. Some still are. Twelve years sober is, to say the least, laudable. Salute. Some of them, like myself, are intent on recording their journey (kinda like writing poetry through heartbreak, eh?) Speaking of Poetry Through Heartbreak, I don’t think I took the time to tell you how much I enjoyed that volume. Of particular interest (to me, anyway) was “The Cross” the shortest–but certainly not the smallest–poem in the lot because it speaks to many of the same themes I address in “Fallen Away”, my (new/premier) chapbook from Finishing Line Press. You can check out it out here: and (although it won’t be released until early September) I hope I can count on you to help me spread the word and/or build the advance sales numbers by ordering early.

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    1. Hey Ron, thank you so much. 🙂 I think it’s great that we have the ability to record our journeys… And I am so glad that you enjoyed Poetry Through Heartbreak. I am going to go check out your link. Thanks for the comment…


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