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Addiction Part One

**This poem is too long and will not fit so I had to break it into two parts, please read the second part!**


A lot of people in our family have suffered with addiction,
But most of them are the more commonly thought about kind, smoking, drugs, and alcohol.
But you, you have a unique one.
Work used to be your addiction, you lost yourself to it.
Now you’ve pushed even your work aside, now you’re stuck on that stupid computer game.
It’s taking over your life!
When the summer began you promised we would have a game night once a week.
Apparently you were thinking of only a game you could play.
It started out casually going on in your spare time, 
Slowly creeping its way into your life, it took you over.
Now you spend money, real money,
money we could have spent on something for the family, on your stupid computer game.
You stay up all night talking to people you don’t know online,
While I sit in the other room with a hole in my heart, a hole that only you could fill.
You make international calls to people you have never met, people that you never will meet.
But you know what?
None of that is the thing that really bugs me.
The thing that really bugs me is the fact that you don’t even realize you’re addicted.
I suppose that’s normal for addicts.
They don’t realize they have a problem.
They don’t realize they’re pushing those who love them away.
They don’t realize they’re turning into someone different.
When we found out that Kyle had an addiction to coke,
You made us exile him from our lives,.
you made me have to completely turn away from my own brother in his time of need, 
because you thought it would work.
And you know what?
You were right! 
It worked!
He’s not addicted anymore, it cured him.
Now my question is, 
Would it work for you too?
Is that what we should do?
Should we completely exile you from our lives, just so you can kick your addiction?
Well personally I don’t think it would. 
I don’t think it would because you don’t even realize you have a problem.
You don’t think anything is wrong.

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