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A Country Of Addictions

In a country of addictions,
where we are trapped,
trying to find daylight,
and a safe way out.

Many are forgotten,
they are sent away,
when a little compassion,
could pave a new way.

Some can be saved,
by an outstretched hand,
if someone believes,
they can.

Addictions can manifest,
in many ways,
drugs, alcohol, greed,
some bad choices made.

We can't play politics,
with peoples lives,
provide them the tools,
so they can fly.

The time is now,
to turn things around,
give them our voice,
provide a safe ground.

This is my prayer,
may God soften our hearts,
give us understanding,
this is where rehab starts.

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  1. Date: 3/12/2009 10:36:00 AM
    What a great write here, Christy!! There is actually a book out called A Nation of Addicts which attributes alot of the characteristics of alcoholic/addicts to the behavior of our government!! Bill Clinton was an untreated Adult Child of an Alcoholic, George Bush is an alcoholic and so is probably have the Senate! Until we can get some sober folks (other than Barack Obama) in power, the attitudes won't change. Thanks for this excellent write and for your comments on "Restraining Order".

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 3:37:00 PM
    I egree with this write. the hope and stisfaction lies in the peace of God. Great job

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 11:20:00 PM
    That's a wonderful poem...May Allah soothe our hearts :) Always, Farah

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 7:02:00 AM
    out of all the poets on here and there are some really good ones, i find your writing comes from your heart, from the things you see around you that you bring into light. Thats why i think you are the best ive seen. Keep up the good writing Christy, your friend always Alan Fitz

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 3:52:00 PM
    this is a piece that needed writing. just to get someones attention. john

  1. Date: 3/5/2009 6:10:00 AM
    clear enough--well penned

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 7:17:00 PM
    Hard look at reality the part we play in our addiction and others. NIce job Christy

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 10:36:00 AM
    I will join you also in this prayer.......Our world needs more compassion and love for others. This says it all......

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 6:17:00 AM
    Christy, I will join you in this important prayer, so beautifully written. Many excellent verses of truth. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 10:17:00 PM
    Christy i have stood firm on not doing a favorite poem list but I reckon it's time to give in because you have hit the nail on the head - When I first started doing time there were no drug rehabs inside to go to - Rehab the Lord, my wife and children along with friends like you have shown what changes are possible in a person - Just look at my life it is this poem - God Bless you and I'll start my new favorite poem list right here - YF4L - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:33:00 PM
    Great write here Christy and I praying your voice will be heard,God Bless, love,Marie

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:15:00 PM
    Christy that is a point well taken, but as long as there are dealers out there that can offer such a tantalizing package it's kind of like a revolving door. I say open season on the dealers and pushers, that's the only way we will ever regain this country, and our youth's safety. Blessings always and forever, Ron