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 Doesn't everybody at some point 
deal with addiction. 
While for some symptoms are mild 
and others are like pulp fiction. 
It is a disease I truly believe, one that 
can make an honest man thieve. 
It can turn happiness into sorrow, 
and even take away any chance for 
Truth tellers lie and the strong grow 
weak. The grounded are lost  and the 
once  mighty now meek. 
Tricky it is to find its trigger, and to 
learn to step back if the addiction is 
When you trigger an addiction that is 
bigger than you kindly bow out is 
what you should do. 
For to beat an addiction is 
something that cannot be done. 
Never look at addiction and think 
that you won. 
It's something that's in all of us for 
all of our life, best to learn to control 
it  so too not live in strife. 
To tempt fate with an addiction on 
any level, is like grabbing on to the 
horns of a devil. 
To have an addiction know it always 
will taunt , but to invite it in, know 
your life it will haunt.

JD Berryhill 2013

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Awesome poem on one of life's biggest challenges that we all face at one time or another in various forms. Thanks for sharing this thought provoking insight. Welcome to P/Soup xx