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Addiction (Adult Concepts)

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Addiction (Adult Concepts)

I'm your addiction, your best friend, your disease,
You feel as if I am helping and aiming to please.

Always I make you feel so cheery, flirtatious, invincible, and happy,
Never when you smoke, toke, snort, or pop do you feel blue or crappy.

Smoke me in a pipe, blunt, one-hitter, shoot it up, or in a bong,
I always make you feel like dancing and you can sing a good song.

But, a little secret I should share with you,
I am dangerous and can ruin lives ... even kill too.

I have destroyed people and torn families apart,
I am ever powerful and you can feel it in your heart.

There is no running or hiding from me, I am your friend,
If you don't stop I will be with you until you die, the end.

I am your addiction, your best friend, your disease,
So get help and put your families mind at ease.

I am not your friend, I am an addiction, a poison to your soul,
So stop using and get a new life, one in which you are whole!!

My now almost 19 year year old daughter is a recovering drug addict/alcoholic...she has
spent the last 4 1/2 years of her life in and out of psychiatric units and rehab
centers...she says she is clean from drugs....she has said that in the past. I hope and
pray that she is being honest with me. She lives in another state with her boyfriend.

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  1. Date: 1/5/2010 1:41:00 PM
    Mary, i do hope she turns it around. 19 years old is too young to throw away life, but you will have had this thought running through your mind >> i really do hope so >> James

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 5:22:00 PM
    Such an apt desciption of something so many people deal with. It's hard to see someone you love on the downward slope. Good use of rhyme and personification for a powerful poem. May God keep your daughter safe and clean. Thank you for sharing this poem with us and for your kind words on mine. Karen

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 4:41:00 PM
    Addiction is a dreadful disease, that has it start first in the mind, then it possesses the body. It's power is in the mind. The mind must make a conscious effort, as you have indicated. God Bless you and I will pray for her decision to be concrete of the mind. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 4:48:00 PM
    It is powerful and she will always be an addict but she can be recovered but she will always be an addict just like an alcoholic is always an alcoholic but can be in a constant state of recovery. If an alcoholic has one drink they are right back where they were when they drank their last one. Wishing her the best and will remember her in prayers. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 8:16:00 AM
    Such a true and genuine write! I feel for you. I pray with you that your daughter is recovered and that she soon comes home to you. God bless you.

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 7:56:00 AM
    I do hope that your daughter truly is recovered. The main thing is them staying clean. Your poem is RIGHT ON about drug abuse, Mary. A powerful write. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 7:03:00 AM
    And we shall lift her up in prayer also Mary for her addiction to leave her body, mind, heart and spirit... some GOD addiction is needed through prayer for her... wonderful poetry from u on this touchy subject with your own precious daughter... if it a good expression to release for u also... blessings.. luv... Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 1:19:00 PM
    Powerful , Mary. Very impressive right from where it counts to where it counts. I shall pray and ask my Saint friends to pray for your daughter. God Bless you and yours.-Robert