Below is the poem entitled Druggies and Drugs which was written by poet
Michelle. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Drugs- why do people do drugs?
Yes, I am so cool
with my needle and bag of crack, sitting in the corner of an abandoned warehouse
staying away form the cops so I don’t get arrested.
People say that it’s not their fault that they do drugs,
let me know of a single instance
that drug addicts are NOT addicts of their own accord.
In cases of peer pressure:
they chose their friends.
In cases of spiking drinks and food:
they decided to date that boy,
-or go to that party where drugs were to be present.
The irrefutable myth that one dose won’t get you addicted
has proven time and time again to be false.
Something I don’t understand,
something I can’t stand- is when one is addicted yet in denial.
You can’t stop doing it; therefore, you’re addicted- go to rehab!
Ah, the rehab center: Another one of my pet peeves.
Why are we spending all this money to help those kids and adults
who consume illegal substances,
before the legal age,
and so forth?
More than half of the time, kids spend a little jail time
and then they are sent off to a rehab center
when they SHOULD be in juvenile detention center or jail.
They broke the law-
and where do criminals go?
They go to jail.