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Below is the poem entitled Tapping which was written by poet niall fulham. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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tapping was my game 
the streets looked all the same
hot spots I under stud tapping was good
surviving the streets you need good friends
from fourteen to seventeen I was clean
my friends where drinking and smoking blow
how could I say no 
the feelings and pains went away blocked out
by the hazy day lots of numb and fun
the silver spoon became my ruin I was living 
in needle hood HIV I have today could it have 
gone any other way 
the start I got did not help a lot 
people might say I had a choice 
I say I had to roll the dice more than twice 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/18/2017 2:26:00 PM
Oh how sad Nail. I pray you'll have the strength to stand tall for the right bath in your life. I may never quite understand the struggle you guys go thru but I do have hope for the better outcome. Stay strong and this is a great write :)
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Date: 4/18/2017 4:15:00 PM
Hi Akkina, thanks so much for comment, the poem is through but not my life , I was the listener and empathizer :))hugs
Date: 4/17/2017 12:31:00 AM
I like this very much. Reminds me of the movie Trainspotting with Ewan McGregor which I just watched yesterday :)
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Date: 4/17/2017 5:46:00 AM
Hi Debbie , thanks for comment, one of my all time fav trainspotting , there is a film called , Adam and Paul , Irish film very good funny big time:))))
Date: 4/15/2017 6:59:00 PM
- So sad .... a choice in your life, which will always be painful to think about - Great written - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/15/2017 8:48:00 PM
Hi Sunshine, very sad indeed thanks for comment
Date: 4/15/2017 4:54:00 PM
The dice never stop, niall. Depends on how you read them.
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Date: 4/15/2017 5:18:00 PM
Hi Jonathan, thanks for comment
Date: 4/15/2017 2:00:00 PM
Hi Niall very sad but you sound like you're an overcomer, good poem x
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Date: 4/15/2017 3:07:00 PM
Hi Wendy, thanks for your comment, I worked for a long time as an addiction counsellor and a big part of the job is empathy
Date: 4/14/2017 8:50:00 PM
This is a sad but powerful poem Niall. I applaud you for your courage in writing it thank you for sharing.
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Date: 4/15/2017 3:35:00 AM
Hi Edward, yes it is powerful and sadly it is one of many true life experiences I have come across working in the addiction field.