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Here I sit crackpipe in my hand. 
Wondering how I became this man
I grew up head filled with dreams, 
Of being a movie star, or on a 
Sports team.

I wanna go back and talk to that kid. 
And tell him not to do the things that 
I did.

To follow his heart no matter where 
it would lead, To live life slowly, 
there's no need to speed.

Live life like each day is his last, 
Strive for a future and remember his 

Don't put off tomorrow what you can 
do today. Follow those dreams no 
matter what people say.

Treat people with fairness and try to 
be kind. Develop your body, expand 
your mind. 

Travel and see the world, Fall in love 
with a beautiful girl.

But its too late, that kids just an 
empty shell, Living his life in his self 
made hell.

No more family, kids gone with ex 
wife. Crackpipe in hand looking back 
at my life.

All alone in my room, laying on my 
bed, Noone would even notice me 

Drowning away my pain and my 
sorrow. Putting off today cause ill 
clean up tomorrow.

So now I stand finger raised at the 
sky. I'm pissed at you God you 
wanna know why.

You've taken away everything from 
me. The man I became isn't the 
man I could be.

And I'm pretty sure I won't be 
seeing you. Cause I know I'd regret 
the things I would do.

So say Hi god to my friends and 
family. And make sure u take care of 
them for me.

I think I know what I have to do. I 
am done with you god no more 
praying to you.

My god now is this pipe in my hand. 
Its taken my soul left this hollow 

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  1. Date: 9/5/2012 8:38:00 PM
    Man, you have done a tremendous job in the art world about a very drab subject. Your writing is very good. Cindy

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 5:10:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you today Jason. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol