Drug Abuse Poem

Hi I'm 13 years old. My poem is about my dad. I love him so much more than anything, but he is an alcoholic. He is destroying me. We don't get along anymore because I'm starting to stick up for myself, and I'm telling him how I really feel. I cry almost every night because I'm broken. He is so mean to me. He calls me names. He says he is done with me and he never wants to see me again and I'm so loving and caring to him! He doesn't understand how I feel. He forgets everything I tell him because he is drunk. I just want to fix him and make him the dad he really is deep down...but I don't know what to do anymore! Well, that's why I write these poems. I just need to let it all out!

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Don't ever give up on your dad. I'm 31 years old I just lost my dad to alcohol a week ago. He drank all my life we tried to help him quit so many times. He was a functioning alcoholic for a...

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Alcohol Is Taking My Dad Away!


Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010 with permission of the Author.

I can see the anger in his eyes
And the alcohol rushing through his veins...

I can see the pump of his heart
It is filled with pain...

I can see his body shivering
And his mind going insane...

I can see the sweat on his face
It is falling like rain...

I can see he is lost
And forever that will remain...

But Daddy I still love you!!!


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  • Stacy Bullock by Stacy Bullock, Custer Ky
  • 9 years ago

Don't ever give up on your dad. I'm 31 years old I just lost my dad to alcohol a week ago. He drank all my life we tried to help him quit so many times. He was a functioning alcoholic for a long time but his body finally started to give out. He couldn't quit on his own but refused medical help. Please try to get your dad to get medical help. My dad was found dead at 52 years old with at least 90 beer cans and two empty gallon jugs of whiskey beside his couch. Hugs and prayers for you.

  • Sara by Sara, Kentucky
  • 10 years ago

My parents are divorced due to my father being an alcoholic. I am 16. I still see my dad every Sunday but throughout the week we never hear from him. I am always afraid I will get a call to tell me my father is dead. Before he started drinking again, we always had so much fun together. We would go to the creek, take the dogs for a walk, sit and talk, go to the animal shelter. All that changed in an instant. I still remember the day they called us downstairs. I knew right away they were getting divorced.
Now it's just my mom trying to mend the family, me keeping things together, my sister hiding behind a mask of blonde hair and laughter, and my little brother shutting himself in the basement. We're all trapped in a play and were assigned roles we didn't want.
I ask myself everyday, does he love alcohol more than his own family?

  • Kellee by Kellee, Texas
  • 12 years ago

My father has been an alcoholic all of my life and I am 13 now he has fallen and broken toilets showers chairs etc. Lately it has been getting worse and he is passing out EVERY night the last week or 2. And all I can do is pray, pray that god will help him, help my family, help anyone going through this.

  • Maddie by Maddie, Ohio
  • 12 years ago

I'm 14 and I'm going through almost the same thing but my dad is rude and mean and a struggling alcoholic but I don't think he is aware of it.

  • Kelly by Kelly, Pennsylvania
  • 13 years ago

I'm 13. When I was 7 my parents divorced because of my dads alcoholism. I would go home and wait for my dad to come home, then his girlfriend came home and she was a alcoholic too. It was horrible, they argued every night, throwing things, breaking things and her hitting him. Alcohol took over my dad. 8 months ago I finally decided to stick up for myself. I was done dealing with all the pain he put me through for 6 years. I haven't seen him since 8 months ago, but he just got a biopsy done. I have no idea what's going on or what happened. He's forgotten in the mind but remembered in the heart. I will always love him, no matter what. He just won't be here for me in my life.

  • April by April
  • 13 years ago

hi I'm 16. My father is an alcoholic also. and I went through the same problems you are. it will get better. please trust me. My father was arrested for a DUI and he's getting the help he needs. Be optimistic because no day is dark forever. :)

  • Malinda by Malinda, Alabama
  • 13 years ago

I know how you feel. My daddy turned into a alcoholic when I was 13 also... I'm now 16, and the alcoholism has resulted in the divorce of my parents, I don't see him much anymore... Anyway, I loved your poem, I've felt just like that. Stay Strong(:

  • Skylor by Skylor, Texas
  • 13 years ago

I know what you're going through, because I myself face it everyday. My father is an alcoholic, and is addicted to cocaine. He used to be the best dad in the world! Loving, and caring for both of his daughters, then after my mother died... he just didn't know how to cope with his pain. He thinks drinking and drugs numb his pain... but they just turn him into a monster. I don't even know who he is anymore. We used to do everything together, now I just don't want to be around him. He hurts me so bad, he has just ruined our relationship... and his life. I've tried to help him, but he doesn't want it. So I completely gave up all hope for him, I know that's not right on my part... me being his daughter and all... but I just couldn't take it anymore. But anyways.. I love your poem so much. It's very touching. Stay strong, and remember that you can break the cycle and you don't have to do what he does.

  • Two Sided Life by Two Sided Life
  • 13 years ago

I sit in class and think about what you did last night, how you yelled at me until I could not cry anymore. When I come home and close the front door my life changes from happy and popular to dad and lonley. You hurt me because you could never accept my sexuality and you are destroying the little bit of a familly we have left I will always love you but I will never forgive you.

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