Addiction Poem

Be The Friend I Once Knew

This one is once again about my best friend of 10 years spiraling addiction. I am lost in a sea of confusion when it comes to her.

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Just Drive

© more by Danielle Lollis

Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

I made a wish for you I don't know if it'll come true.
I wished you could get over your weakness and be the friend I once knew.
I wished on so many stars, they all shone so bright.
Looking up at them I wondered where you are tonight.
Perhaps you are reading, sleeping, dreaming, or more.
I know this is untrue because its 2am and I can almost see you climbing in the cars door.
The bottles false truths have you feeling so strong,
Invincible like nothing can go wrong.
I sit on my couch and watch my phone.
Hoping never to get the call telling me I'm all alone.
The phone rings and I hold my breath so tight.
Thank God it's just you telling me you're alright.
You made it home one more night.
No fiery crash but it doesn't mean it's right.
What are we going to do, what could I say?
To make sure some innocent drivers life isn't tossed away.
How would you feel, how could you live?
With a baby's blood on your hands, it gave you the hardest lesson its short life could give.
Don't get in the car and for God's sake don't drive,
Because someone else isn't drunk and they might be the ones to not survive.


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