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Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse

Between the tight spots
of living and wishing
Some find their peace at
the entrance of escape.

It was there in that darkspot
called the bottom, where the
volume is the purest way
of release.
For the moment.
Still, most are still clung to God.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 3:50:00 PM
    Sometimes the hard times makes you stronger, when you believe. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 3:11:00 AM
    Beautiful, actually not a reciprocate, please. I enjoy free verses than poems with restrictions.

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 9:47:00 AM
    this is an awsome poem; i love the way it flows and the idea that gradually comes to evolve in every line.

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 12:35:00 PM
    a great write derrick, you do write some great ones, sorry i have read of you yours for a while, but you have not posted any for a while, You right about God, the Bible says God is a Spirit and we who worshop Him, must worshop Him in Spriit.

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 7:58:00 AM
    nice words

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 8:36:00 AM
    This write was actually about alchohal hope I spelled it right. Wow sara never thought of God as a person. I thought of Christ as a person but not God. Then again he did make us in his image, all my poetry is usually opinion or what I got out of something. Heres what I got out of liquer which I stopped!!:) still love beer though.

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 2:05:00 PM
    Great person to cling to..That drug habit has many in its grips...Goreat topic ..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 12:25:00 AM
    deep writing....nicely done

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 7:29:00 PM
    You made me smile ;D thanks for stopping by Derrick

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:57:00 PM
    Being able to cling to our Creator keeps us from sinking into oblivion, Derrick. It is when we are in that "darkspot" that we have to look up and see the light. Profound thoughts penned in a most compelling way. Best wishes for the holidays. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 11:48:00 AM
    excellent write!

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:48:00 AM
    "Still, most are still clung to God."That is the main thing, Derrick. Like the center of things that keeps us from total chaos. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:47:00 AM
    Thank Derrick for your comment on my poetry Never tell life you're not read yet I really needed to hear words of encouragment, it helps me to work harder on my writing. While sitting here listening to Jamie Foxx Overdose I read your poem Substance Abuse I enjoyed your message in this poem although you may be strung out deep in the darkness of substance abuse you are still clinging to god through th midist of the storm a very strong poem Thank you take care Patricia.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:32:00 AM
    Wonderful....

  1. Date: 11/21/2010 5:47:00 PM
    I get it! wonderful write Derrick, read some of your poems and found it enchanting. thank you for stopping by :D

  1. Date: 11/21/2010 4:52:00 AM
    Awesome reality check with this piece Derrick

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 11:23:00 PM
    Nice message, very important one at that