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An Addict No More

I was once a drug addict
I was hopeless
I had nothing to lose
I was thought of by society
As a mindless fool
It doesn’t matter that addicts
Come from all walks of life
Someone’s sister or brother
Someone’s husband or wife
Unfortunately society feels that
A drug addict can never change
Because they can’t feel or understand 
The torture or even the pain
That a drug addict feels
When he’s full of dope
When, like society, on him self
He’s given up all hope
I was once a drug addict who
Used drugs every day
Thought I’d never stop using drugs
Nope, there was no way
That is until I hit rock bottom
As most addicts will
When they’re so sick off the drugs
That they’ve lost their will
To live!  This is when an addict 
Makes a choice to reclaim him self
Just like I did!

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  1. Date: 11/11/2008 6:02:00 AM
    Thank you so much for your comment Sharon. This is a true poem. In fact, I have a new book of poetry titled "Inspirational Everyday Poetry-Poetry That Inspires" that I have just published with I am also the featured Discovered Author on for the entire month of November. Please go by and take a look. Always, Janice.

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 5:45:00 AM
    Very inspiring. And if this is true - bravo to you! A wonderful and uplifting poem either way. Love, shar

  1. Date: 11/10/2008 7:23:00 PM
    Janice this is wonderful. Everyoone with a drug problem should read this inspiration. You are an inspiration for writing this not caring what others think but to help those see you are special even when you use drugs. Congratulations this brings hope to those addicted and it also reaches out to the public to feel for those in need of help . This is an exceptional write. god bless you Michael Torres