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You promised me that you’d abstain but all your words were just in vain You’re addicted to drugs, it filled me with pain as you claimed your demons had been slain The addiction was great, couldn’t be contained and our joint bank account was quickly drained You got sacked by work, couldn’t hold down a job sadly your need for a fix forced you to rob All of my jewelry vanished, you took it to pawn Precious family heirlooms that I’d seldom worn I’d see flecks of white power under your nose guess our marriage breakdown added to your woes With heroins vice like grip I can’t compete now you’re destined to live life on the street Eight Word Challenge Poetry Contest required words addicted, slain, demons, vain, abstain, woes, destined, drained Sponsored by Emile Pinet 8/5/19

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Date: 9/1/2019 6:38:00 AM
This is too real Jan! I have seen what drugs can do to a family and it is always tragic. Beautifully penned Jan. Congratulations on your deserving win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 8/31/2019 10:40:00 PM
Great way of using your words, Jan, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/31/2019 8:10:00 AM
Congratulations Jan! Your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, your soulful poem successfully caught my attention, well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 8/7/2019 8:32:00 PM
You tell a sad and all too common tale in your work. Powerful! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/7/2019 5:41:00 AM
Extremely well written JAN. Very powerful. Best wishes. Ron
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Date: 8/6/2019 6:18:00 PM
Masterfully penned. Hope it's just really well-written fiction, because it's so painfully true-to-life!
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Date: 8/6/2019 3:43:00 PM
powerful write and so true of the times...i have seen many fall within the grasps of heroin in my community and succumb to the drug in the end... hope this is just brilliant fiction, regardless it's great poetry~ :) hugs
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Date: 8/5/2019 9:06:00 PM
Hello Jan … a sad reflection of a downhill spiral that is all too common in this modern society. How to control it seems impossible now - well done again Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 8/5/2019 8:40:00 PM
Addiction is a crisis that society has to start taking serious. California is thinking of changing the laws so these people can be forced into treatment. I don't know? When you give up your freedom for security... you end up with nether. Have a great day my friend.
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Date: 8/5/2019 4:27:00 PM
Yes, addiction robs you of so much. I was in shock when my son (during a family Christmas get together) informed me that my nephew had my purse. Later found out my daughter in laws wedding ring was missing and a credit card from another home. Thankfully he after much time in and out of facilities is doing much better. So sad the lows addiction will take one to. Nicely done.
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Date: 8/5/2019 3:37:00 PM
Hi Jan: This is a very aggressive but strong poem on the vunerability of drugs. You have approached this problem with such reality. Gook Luck!
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Date: 8/5/2019 1:52:00 PM
Dark & valid witness, Jan...
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Date: 8/6/2019 4:55:00 PM
Amen jimbo! PTL
Date: 8/5/2019 1:24:00 PM
I sure hope this is a fictional write, Jan. Well written! Best wishes in the contest. Blessings, Kim
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Date: 8/5/2019 12:14:00 PM
Drugs, the slippery slope to ruin, great use of the allocated words Jan. Good luck. Tom.
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Date: 8/5/2019 10:41:00 AM
- Addiction to drugs captures many people into a world of suffering ... so sad, Jan - Best wishes in the contest ... (I don't have patience with these "word challenge contests" :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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