Addiction Poem about Family

Poem About Brother’s Struggle With Addiction

My brother was in and out of recovery for the past 6 years. He was a wonderful soul, but some demons were too strong for him. He was 8 months clean when he had a terrible week and relapsed. One relapse. But it was laced with fentanyl; he died immediately.

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I immediately caught chills from reading your poem. It brings such sadness upon me. I am so sorry of your loss. Keep every little memory of your brother that you may have and dwell upon those...

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Heroin's Sister

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Published: April 2017

I've never touched, tasted, or craved you,
But I know you.

I've watched my hero
Deteriorate in search of you,
Praying for the oblivion that follows,
Jumping through obstacles of deceit,
Torture and heartbreak
For one moment of relief,
One moment of silence,
One moment of peace.

I've never flirted, danced, or played with you,
But I know you.

I've watched my brother
Stalk, hide, and run from you, all at the same time,
Not wanting to find you
But needing to
For one moment of clarity,
One moment to breathe,
One moment to escape.

I've never listened to your promises, whispers, or songs,
But I know you.

I've heard you in his screams,
Haunting his dreams.
He just wanted to be free,
But he was always getting pulled by you.

I've never touched, tasted, or craved you,
But oh,
Do I know you!

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  • Lindsay Danyale Giles by Lindsay Danyale Giles
  • 8 months ago

I immediately caught chills from reading your poem. It brings such sadness upon me. I am so sorry of your loss. Keep every little memory of your brother that you may have and dwell upon those happy moments you did get to share with him. Addiction is such an awful battle between the people we love, and the oh, so glamorous lifestyle this world encourages and portrays it to be. It can bring down and ultimately defeat some of the strongest human beings on Earth that have so much more life to live and things to give in the world. Prayers for your family and you as well, darling. From my (addicted) heart I truly do wish you peace and comfort towards trying to somewhat cope and deal with your tragic loss.

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