I am a compulsive overeater Who wants what she wants when she wants it: A piece of this, A piece of that, It seems I never have enough. For me, there is also a solution: It’s OA and the Twelve Steps, Where want is surrendered, Needs are met, And enough becomes a reality. But wait—there’s more to recovery: The Principles, like Honesty, Integrity, Hope. And a piece of this A piece of that Are replaced with the peace of serenity. — Cynthia L., Burbank, California USA

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