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Life as an Addict


                                     Life as an Addict

                         Life as an addict, life as an addict
                       Life as an addict is like running into
                            A reinforce cinderblock wall
                                    Losses after losses 
                     Ending in a jail cell or luxurious casket
                      Day after day the addiction keeps at it
                                Opening doors to the soul
                          Stepping inside leading you down
                               A wicked and dark passage
                                     Leaving you naked
                                  Clinching your wounds
                                      Shattering dreams
                                      Low self – esteem
                                    Thoughts in captivity
                                          Life of misery
                         Life as an addict limited imagination
                                 Waste of God’s creation
                                          But forgiven
                                      Evil, dark passage 
                                  Reinforce walls, jail cell
                                Lost soul, luxurious casket 
                            Life as an addict, life as an addict
                                        Life as an addict.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2011 12:31:00 AM
    nice poem.. i love the way you convey the darker side of life.:0

  1. Date: 12/27/2008 12:29:00 AM
    A Great poem and message, I love this piece of work..

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 1:06:00 PM
    Wow! This is such an awesome piece. It a piece that will wake anyone up flow a sleep. I like the flow of the words and the message of change. This is a reality poem about life. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 11/28/2008 8:19:00 PM
    I Love It!!! But It's Sad At The Same Time!! Great Poem/Write!! ^.^ Love Alexz

  1. Date: 10/21/2008 6:14:00 AM
    Very sad. Lucky and grateful I do not know of this horrible way to exist in this beautiful world. My heart goes out to those who have suffered, who are suffering. Love, Shar