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The Addiction Epidemic

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The Addiction Epidemic

Drugs of pleasure are an escape from earth.
Living in a place known as imaginary paradise.
Once addicts come back to the world and reality,
The toleration of life is torturous.
Craving drugs as if they need food to satisfy an appetite.
Betrayal is being committed to support the habit of vileness.
Desperation leads to a life of crime for artificial gratification.
Recovery only occurs when the spirit is broken,
Willing to travel the rough journey to genuine happiness.

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:55:00 PM

    The escape everybody desires, nice description Michael. Enjoyable poem overall. Check out some of mine. Might find some you like.

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:35:00 PM

    Hello Michael, a true story, for those who know how hard it is to pull away from the addictions... enjoyed` Linda