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Turn up Bob Dylan

The door has been closed for 36 hours.
People strewn around the room like broken dolls
I keep nodding off and coming back
Not knowing what or which is real
The air is heavy with smoke
The opium rolls like a gray wave
Someone is slapping their arm in the corner
A fix is about to be made.
Spoons and syringes lie around like a war zone
But everyone is dying here
No one can be saved
It only takes time to kill them
Bodies ravaged by addiction
Minds that know too much truth
Slip pass the guardian at the doorway
His cross is merely a sign
For self incrimination and disease
Left here for the slowly declining
We're so damn high we can’t see the bottom
Upon which we lay
By the way turn up Bob Dylan
I think I have found my way

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:12:00 PM
    That's the truth for sure. We are lost but there is some hope. Music and empathy can inspire and heal in some ways. But all in all it is a battle that is often fought for years. I've seen too many lost to understand it. Your descriptions are very well presented. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 10:32:00 AM
    Very well depicted and also unfortunate...makes me think of Joplin, Hendrix, Morrison and so many others who succumbed into this abyss. My heart sinks when I think of all the talents have suffered these addictions...well done. Your writing is so deeply affecting

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/1/2013 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes it is sad to see people wasting lives and talent. Youth is wasted on the young. I wasted a lot of time doing the same things. But know I am clean and serene. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:54:00 AM
    - A really nice poem to read: Turn up Bob Dylan !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/1/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading and commenting. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Wow what a write I can picture it as I was reading every line....this is so vivid and truth to light. Amazing I so enjoy your words kilmer....thanks4sharing:) peaceful journey to you always, cherie~<3~

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/1/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Been trying to reply to you from my inbox but it is hosed.
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/30/2013 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cherie, sometimes the lives we have lived give us much to talk about... ;). Always~Kilmer