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The sorrow is too much,
I just cant take it.
I need some kind of crutch,
something to break it.

Happiness escapes me,
there's nothing of the kind.
I must break free,
free my mind.

This needle does the trick,
Filled with bliss.
Just that little prick,
And life I'll never miss.

I'm not what i was,
Ive been beaten down,
And its all because,
That needle was found.

Anything for a fix,
Man i need that high.
Milligrams up to six,
As if i even try.

It seems now I'm down,
man I'm down.
Heroin's got me down,
so far down.

It's time for me to go,
And OD like Cobain.
Come and watch the show,
A needle in every vein.

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  1. Date: 2/19/2010 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured. A topic that needs to be told about the way that it really is. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/19/2010 11:24:00 AM
    Jon~Wow a very strong poem I understand, Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 7:45:00 AM
    Jon, Congratulations on your poem feature this week. Sincere, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 4:15:00 PM
    Wow, man that is a struggle I have been through from the outside looking in... I have been through the struggles of a dear friend coming down from crystal meth... It was scary to say the least.... Sadly, one died of an overdose about a year ago.....Keep your head up my friend....:JP]

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 4:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on the feature...:JP]

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Jon, many congratualtions on your poetry being featured >> James

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 6:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Jon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/14/2010 11:16:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 4:43:00 PM
    Sad state the life of one addicted to anything. You have captured the emotion and description of the topic. Keep the magical pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 9:16:00 PM
    Very well written quatrain. I am impressed. The Southern Belle