Co-NNections Recovery Stories

Control Leads to Loneliness – oct 12, 2021

The more I tried to control,
The lonelier it got.

My expectations raised,
And those around me scattered.

My disappointments leaked out,
And those around me disappeared.

Resentments boiled inside me…
And those around me were quiet.

It was then that I looked
And I realized why I was alone.
The more I tried to control,
The lonelier I got.

That was the day I accepted the first step.
I finally admitted I was powerless over others and that my life had become unmanageable.

Jan – 7/4/21

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