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Not so blue

If she only knew what she could do?
We all see the problems that have blemished our door 
Missed holiday dinners where she left an empty plate 
Promises that were never kept 
Most of us would never dare to speak of it away from the family 
But I must dare to speak of her it hurts my heart so 
She left on a trip to nowhere and didn’t look back
Sure she thinks we are stupid blind at that 
All her lies and phony tales trying to hide the unbalanced scales 
Her dreams failed to see her through so the pills just grew 
They grew a place to hide away from us 
They grew a place to settle at best 
But now they’ve taken over her life
She fights with everyone she once cherished and enjoyed
She has grown to be more and more demented 
And the constant need for drama and disorder
The younger members in the family don’t ask for her anymore 
She just drops off presents when she feels like it at our doors 
No warm family interaction it’s just too hard for her to do 
Why she needs to save her energy for her family in a bottle that just grew 
She’s always conniving and planning to take something for free 
While she settles for less and goes on a taking spree 
If she only knew what she could do with a prayer from God? 
Her addiction would break through 
And we’d be a family not split, and not so captive and blue 

 Written for the Unmentionables contest by Debbie Guzzi 
(This poem was about my sister’s addiction to pills!)


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  1. Date: 9/21/2011 12:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Laura. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 8:18:00 PM
    congrats on your placement in the contest, important to get the message across about the effect of addiction on a family, heartfelt write...

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 3:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your accomplished place in the contest "unmentionables"...CR

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 12:38:00 AM
    Laura-I hope she gets help-well written poem-so sorry you have to go through this though

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 12:03:00 AM
    Congrats Laura on your HM with this outstanding poetry my friend.. enjoy very special honor luv..

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 10:24:00 AM
    Smile, *^_^* “A Shattered Mirrors Reflection of Countless Broken Lives Amid This Place We Journey Through This Day My Dear, Blessed & Beautiful Laura! *^_^* Twice I Have Gladly Viewed Your Beauties Poetic Paintings This Morn & Unto The Faves I Find Your Treasures Must Go *^_^* Glad to Have Found Your Loveliness My Dear &, Keep The Colours Flowing From Your Brilliant Brush!” === My Love Unto Your Beauty, Always & Forever, Jasper *

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry with us today Laura. Let the words continue to flow from your pen. Love, Carol