Addiction Poem

I've been on a long and hard road recovering from meth. I know first hand the struggle we all face in our recovery. I lost my daughters, my family, and was homeless for six months. Three times I checked myself into a rehab before I could take control of this disease. It was a lot of hard work and a lot of pain to deal with before I could love myself enough to stay clean. Keep your head up, it is possible!!

My Fight

© Amber Jones
I wanted to give up so badly today, and let my addiction win,
but my heart is too strong, to let my body give in.
I've been down that road too many times before,
a life and a struggle, that I don't want anymore.
I will keep fighting, and I will move on,
until all the side effects of my addiction are gone.
Taking a lifetime to recover from this,
but all the pain and suffering I do not miss.
I'll never forget the person I left in my past,
so beaten and broken, from living life too fast.
The pain and the memories, I swore I'd never let go,
the tears and the heart break I finally let show.
I had to face myself, to learn who I was inside,
running for so long, I knew I could no longer hide.
I wanted out, I wanted to break free of this,
but I have to admit the pills and the dope I still miss.

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Published: May 2011

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  • For all those out there that think recovery is too hard. Will take too long, or seems impossible..... Don't give up EVER!!! It has been almost a year since I wrote this poem and almost a year and a half since I got clean!!! Although at first the future seems grim, keep up the good fight!! Blessings and rewards will follow, not to mention a wonderful NEW LIFE!!! Leave your past in your past and start living for today!!! And remember.... You are ALWAYS right where you are supposed to be in life, to learn and grow and to become what the Lord intends for you. Sincerely Your Friend And Cheerleader- Amber Jones 06/02/2011

    Amber Jones Submitted Jun 2011
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  • I know what it's like to be there, and I know what it's like to have that constant thought of your "old friends" lingering in the back of your mind, always reminding you of who you were and where you've been, always offering, trying to pull you back when your feeling blue and you're at your most vulnerable. Tempting you to use the same escape route, but I also know what kind of strength addicts possess and if you're strong enough to do anything for a high - you're strong enough to stop. If I could stop all 4 of mine, even if 2 flicker back on regularly, you can too .. ANYONE can beat an addiction, you just need FAITH

    Sarah, NZ Submitted Feb 2013
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  • My name is Allie. I am 18 years old. I started dope when I was 16! My dad was on it and I'd been around it my whole life. I did it one time and I was hooked. I loved the feeling of being spun and twisted. But I have a daughter to think about. I checked myself into rehab in June and got out in August. I have done it once since then and now I'm clean and have my baby girl back!!! People it is possible to get help and be clean. I did it and I'm only a teen!

    Allie, OKC Submitted 12/26/2013
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