I can remember walking back and forth to the store when I was young. On my block this house had a fence with the world’s meanest dog inside it. I hated when the dog would bark at me. Something in my head wondered why this dog always barked. First I tried to speak to the dog. Then I tried giving it a bone. He wouldn’t eat it. One night I had been drinking and I had a candy bar in my hand. I had forgotten the dog as I was walking. He ran beside the fence and barked and made me jump higher than I felt. I was mad he made me drop my candy bar. So I picked it up and tossed it over the gate. What do you know out of all the things the dog ate it. The next day the dog ran to the gate but didn’t bark. So every night I would toss the dog some candy. One night I had been at the laundry mat playing dice. It was me and them and they didn’t want me to win. Well that night they had to catch me cause I didn’t plan on losing. After winning I broke out running. Something said jump the gate. I looked as I was running to see if I could see the dog. I then in my mind JUMPED THRU DARKNESS and did some math in my head. Let’s see a group of mad thugs or a dog. I had a better chance fighting the dog. I jumped the fence and hide behind a tree. The thugs ran up to the fence. They didn’t see me. I looked back and I saw the dog looking at me. The dog then looked at them. Now at this point i,m looking up to god like if this dog bark i,m done. The dog walked slowly beside me and made me feel as if the grim reaper had smiled upon me. I became worried when he kept walking towards the gate. He barked at the thugs and they ran. The dog then walked over to me and looked up at me. I knew what time if was and I was glad I had JUMPED THRU DARKNESS earlier that day and bought some candy. As I gave him the candy I jumped back cross the fence but not before saying THAT’S MY DOG……..JTD

By Jumping Thru Darkness Books for Sobriety.

I am a recovering alcoholic that used my own methods to become sober. My books are stories and poems as well as spoken words that sums up my journey. Along with my own sobriety program for all. JUMPING THRU DARKNESS may and can help when nothing else seems to work.