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Addicts Poems

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First City
In the late 60s in 'the second city', on the southside at 43rd and Calumet,                         ...Read More
Categories: addicts, america, chicago, christian, faith, fear, god,
Form: Narrative

Does Anyone Care
Does anyone really care about the homeless on the streets?
Does anyone really care about the drug addicts that are looking for peace?
Does anyone really care about the abuse that children endure?
Does anyone really care about the chance for medical breaks...Read More
Categories: addicts, absence, abuse, addiction,
Form: Rhyme

Oh, how we loathe those who drink,
Such sinners, such losers, they are!
But we think we certainly are far more than perfect?
As we drive high on pot, drugs and booze zooming our oh, so saintly cars?

We stamp their foreheads with big...Read More
Categories: addicts, addiction, angst, encouraging, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Selfish Souls
People with hollow souls 
and selfish goals 
addicts to greed 
adding their need 
all out for themselves 
saying “what about me” 

tortoise shells are not for sharing 
their warmth and protection worn by one 
our need one of love and...Read More
Categories: addicts, people,
Form: Rhyme
I was born to be a survivor and a fighter.
That's why I became a writer.
As a child the physical abuse I endured.
Being a baby it was pretty absurd.

The child of recovering addicts.
Even one that still until recently would slip.
Watching a...Read More
Categories: addicts, absence, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, drug, how
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Who Are We
Who will you be...a chaser of fortune, maybe fame?
Will you stand on a soapbox, all because of your last name?
What do you think, what is most important in life?
Is it a wealthy husband, or maybe a trophy wife?

What will your...Read More
Categories: addicts, analogy,
Form: Rhyme
A Skier Waiting For The Snow
This happens to me ever Fall
when the first frosts slick the grass,
I see the mercury plummet
and I hope the cold comes fast.
Though I try not to rush my life,
and enjoy things as I go,
come Fall I’m just a skier
who’s stuck...Read More
Categories: addicts, addiction, appreciation, mountains, seasons, snow, sports, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Idiot's Guide to Prostitution
Do you prove you're a whore or more sell yourself short
When you say, "I'm a Christian! I'm Right! I am SAVED!"
Is there 'FAITH' in this statement? Don't whores know they sin?
Don't most alcohol addicts confess they're not strong
In themselves? Who...Read More
Categories: addicts, faith, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Sad reality
This world is a lonely place full of phony fakes drug addicts killers and pedophiles and those who rape
lowly snakes who pretend to smile but only chase the dollar signs coz that cash really motivates 
there's alot of good people...Read More
Categories: addicts, abuse, addiction, africa, age, anger, change, depression,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Over the edge, four flights up

I opened the rusted iron gateway
bound in chain and wire, to find a landing
caked in muddied footprints, scattered about like roaches
Magpie shadows course the rain soaked streets
and puddle patterns reflect temptation as light flickers
from second floor moan filled parlors, painted...Read More
Categories: addicts, fate, imagination,
Form: Free verse

Problems We Can't Fix, Part I
I often find myself pondering on
a rather uncomfortable fact,
that some of the big issues we all face
seem ever-present, all solutions lack.
We shout, we fight, we squabble over them,
and of course we all think that we’re right,
to the point that things...Read More
Categories: addicts, conflict, how i feel, humanity, people, political,
Form: Rhyme
I'm A Psycho
Let’s face facts you’re a motherloving no one
couldn’t find a flow if you were looking at the ocean 
I’ll stand and deliver like I’m living in a river
Your thoughts are all flops 
like the tap drips drops

just a monkey in...Read More
Categories: addicts, hip hop, music, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fraudulent


A writer writes of people 
walking lonely dark streets
begging for bread, shelter and cold without all

like he’s been there
trudging up and downhill knocking on doors 
that judgmentally remain closed after glimpsed twigging -

a monumental fail, also known as - a...Read More
Categories: addicts, depression, family, friendship, home, loneliness, lost, suicide,
Form: Free verse
My Hunger
It yearns to be filled
It yearns to be satiated
It yearns,
To stop growling,
To stop aching,

It yearns,
To stand tall and proud
As if,
It were the inner energy of the cosmos
Much needed to allow this mysterious sphere
To keep on being!

Why, hunger sustains itself only...Read More
Categories: addicts, desire, longing, love, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pain is a New Thing For Me
Wailing, screaming, and keening were things I was not
familiar with, until I got the shingles in a very tender place.
Then they became my go-to-noises. My husband had to wear
headphones, because it was so loud,  so guttural and horrific.
He could...Read More
Categories: addicts, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member plastic bottles
drinkers from plastic
diet pepsi addicts hear
twice the micro beads

of fractal plastic
lodged in your body systems
on an average

scale of health diets
and population samples

in sampled people
stuff that summons class action
lawsuits for billions

stan sand
...Read More
Categories: addicts, abuse, animal, anxiety,
Form: Haiku
Urban Addicts
You’ve got urban fake thugs 
selling certain fake drugs 
mixed and corrupt 
taking money from mugs
mix it with a prescription
sold as a false description
but it's just the way of the system
blind addiction 
it’s like every drunken human 
a sucker for...Read More
Categories: addicts, community,
Form: Rhyme
Drink More Tea - part 2
It’s okay to be nervous
But there’s no need to fight
When colors flow inside of shapes 
You have taken flight
Directions will be pointed 
But you’re flying much too high
Caterpillars may inhale smoke
But eat plants to Butterfly 
Put that in your pocket
It’s...Read More
Categories: addicts, addiction, analogy, drug,
Form: Rhyme Royal
I wish I had known that the cocaine and heroine
That killed my friends in the sixties and seventies
Would become an “Opioid Crisis” in my later years.

I wish I had known that somehow the same bad choices
That not only killed but...Read More
Categories: addicts, addiction, america, depression, drug, pain,
Form: Free verse

Give me all of one thing, and I’d gladly 
give up all of the others.

Not for me the monotony of variety, 
the trying, the sampling, the dabbling, 
the skimming over surfaces.
Experience is nothing without intensity.

Give me a drowning then, 
in...Read More
Categories: addicts, addiction, anxiety, confusion, desire, devotion, life, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The City By The Bay
There was a time years ago when the City showed its best.
With majestic hills and flowered streets, the Paris of the West.
Where business types and techno geeks discuss their politics.
While artsy fartsy folks and Hipsters search out their coffee fix.

A...Read More
Categories: addicts, loss, paradise,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thou Shalt Love the Children

Thou Shalt Love the Children:
A request from Panagiota,,,please?

You remember that time when
you were twelve?
How the world was blossoming 
like a flower to you!
People loved you, just for for you.

Perhaps your dad was a physician,
Perhaps Mom was a musician.
Or maybe both were...Read More
Categories: addicts, america, children, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
An Addicts Lone Thought
Sitting at home, alone in my room,
thinking to, my doom.
A spoon full of crumbs, a spoon full of stuff,
put out my smoke, done took the last puff.
Looking for the right, the so perfect vein,
I'm doing this now, in to...Read More
Categories: addicts, addiction, deep, emotions, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Alcoholic In Your Life
The Alcoholic in Your Life

Might be the dirty man in the gutter,
Or your mate, so loaded he can only stutter.
She might be the loudmouth at the bar,
Or the woman who almost died,wrecking her car.

Sadly, could be your father or mother.
Cousin,...Read More
Categories: addicts, drink, feelings, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member marijuana
We are
A nation
Of drug
Legal or not
Why wont my 
Health insurance
Cover medical
Still oppressed
...Read More
Categories: addicts, absence, abuse, america,
Form: Free verse