Then Monday Came

Today I am sharing a page from the journal/coping section of my memoir.  I kept a journal because writing it what I do.

Although born on a Friday

Your life was full of Mondays

The first Monday was my birth

It started a sibling jealousy

That created irrationalities

I’m sorry dear brother

I didn’t mean to

Things mellowed by adolescence

You chose to mellow out more

Just a few beers with the guys

But another Monday came

May 10, 1982—the day daddy died

The last day you were sober

   (except for that six weeks in rehab)

You danced with the devil for 15 years

I had four short days to teach you a new step

To teach you everything I knew about





Four short visits to show you God

That last visit I sang songs

Songs God knew and loved

Songs I’d hope would comfort you

Songs I’d hope you’d hear

God heard and He came

He cut in on the devil who fled

The next morning God walked you home

It was Monday

And I’m not sorry it came

I lost you long ago

This Monday was about deliverance

We were both delivered from alcoholism

You are once again a brother

I’m no longer an alcoholic’s sister

Yes dear brother the life you chose killed you

But the God you chose redeemed your soul

See ya on the flip side

September 22, 1998


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shelley Ledfors
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 15:06:49

    Wow. This is beautiful, Lisa. I read the welcome page too. What a great new blog. I subscribed and look forward to reading more as it progresses. God bless you in this endeavor!


  2. Lori
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:43:36

    The beauty & honesty in this made me weep this morning. Thank you.


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