Addiction Poem

Heroin

This poem is about the struggle of heroin. I lost someone I was very close to from it, and my heart is still hurting. I hope you enjoy it.

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Lost a beautiful brother to drugs. He's still alive, but he's hanging about with the wrong crowd. I've been trying to get him off of it, but he just loves it too much.

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A Life That's Wasted

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Published: April 2009

a life that's wasted
a breath that's gone
he knows he's been fighting this addiction too long

he says he's sorry
he says he'll try
he thinks of a prayer and looks up to the sky

It hurts so much, he just can't stop
he shoots the drugs until he drops

he drops his hopes
he drops his spirit
his soul cries out, you just can't hear it

a life that's wasted
a breath that's gone
the results of heroin
he just couldn't move on

he slowly lets go
he slowly is dying
he takes his last breaths
and quickly starts crying

his life is gone now, wasted away
the day his life ends, today is the day

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  • by Anonymous
  • 6 months ago

Lost a beautiful brother to drugs. He's still alive, but he's hanging about with the wrong crowd. I've been trying to get him off of it, but he just loves it too much.

  • by Robin Alderman
  • 8 months ago

On Oct, 8th 2017, we lost a beautiful woman who was a mother, daughter, sister, all because if the demon of heroin. During the month of October, Melbourne lost 5 young girls. Please help us. I'm starting a nonprofit to help addicts and families. We're all in.
Sincerely, Robin

  • by Linda, Dumbarton UK
  • 4 years ago

Oh how sad I lost my son to that awful drug 3 years ago and the pain is unbearable. I often say if this is how an addict suffers no wonder they find it hard to combat. I pray every night for all people on drugs as it is an illness and God help them to get it together.

  • by Jacob, Minnesota
  • 4 years ago

I'm from a small town in rural Minnesota and this drug has descended on us like a wildfire. No one knows where to begin but we are losing many young people rapidly. I put this poem on my Facebook so the people in my community would read it and feel the compassion that I did when I read it. I teared up, I have many family members and friends addicted to the drug and its like nothing I've ever seen. Thank you for writing this poem, hopefully someone reads it and it saves their life!

  • by Texas
  • 5 years ago

My brother died last year from the disease of addiction at the age of 17 and now my other brother is waging the same war as have I for the last 14 or so years of my life. I'm only 26, I am now in recovery and clean for 7 months and this speaks volumes to me and my heart and makes me feel the pain and agony that I knew so well and now want to share with others what was so freely given to me. Thank you for sharing this it helps remind me where I never want to be again ... God bless

  • by Paris
  • 7 years ago

My mom had been using for years. She quit then started back up again. I fear for her. She tore our family apart I just don't want to loose her.

  • by Sara, UK
  • 7 years ago

my fiancé died last week from a heroin overdose. I wasn't even aware he was using. There are so many questions unanswered and so many lies uncovered. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy the pain is just unbearable.x

  • by Jessica
  • 8 years ago

Wow, this is very touching; it's painful too, you can feel it, the words you write and think touch your soul.

  • by Connie, Dry Ridge KY
  • 8 years ago

I'm in love with a guy that has been banging for awhile, quit, and has started back up again. I'm so scared for him, every night I cry and shake worrying about him overdosing or dying. I'm so scared. I've tried to explain things to him and what he's loosing but I need somebody to help me explain it to him.

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