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Addicted.. The Untold War

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Addicted.. The Untold War

You don't know me
We have never met
Yet somehow, your face
before me
I cannot forget
I envision you
Your eyes, your nose, 
your mouth
Although you do not exist as
a being
You are sweet to smell
I imagine you are sour to taste
But somehow you make people
feel empowered, addicted
You ruin lives and families
You make babies born needing
you before
They even take their first breath
You take mothers and fathers
Aunts, uncles, and cousins
You take the young ones,
The teenagers so easily
You stop their lives
And I just don't understand
If more people said "no"
If more people had control
Maybe you would eventually go
Maybe you would not even exist
This is my greatest wish.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2009 8:42:00 PM
    Thank you for the comment, this is me repaying the favor. Love what you went with on the subject. Good length and content is there. You didn't go into depth and you didn't have to. I like this and I'm glad I read it. Thank you.

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 2:50:00 PM
    i like this poem mom i love you love,shi

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 2:23:00 PM
    A wonderful write shedding light on a dark subject. It speaks of the pain and suffering that is caused by addiction and makes it not a word, or an issue, but personifies it so that one can actually face it and push it away. You made it tangiable. Very well done, very creative, and hopefully helpful to one that may need the strength to kick the addiction out of their life. Smiles from Lolita