Addiction Poem about Family

Impact Of Drug Addiction On Loved Ones

I am a 33 year old single mom. I have two younger sisters. My dad raised the three of us on his own. My mother has been a drug addict my whole life. I married a man who became a drug addict two years after we said our vows. I fought for him for 6 years before giving up and divorcing him. My current boyfriend is someone I've known since high school and been in love with since I met him. He is now addicted to Meth. I've never used drugs, but they are constantly destroying me and those I love.

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Sweet Lilly, both my parents were and still are and I'm 33 years old. All I've ever wanted was to have normal parents. Somehow I became an addict at the age of 19 to oxicontin and then have...

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Letter To Meth


Published by Family Friend Poems February 2018 with permission of the Author.

You don't know me,
and I promise you never will.
You've taken over my best friend.
His soul you're out to steal.

I tried to keep him away from you.
I gave him all my love.
I prayed that I could save him
with help from up above.

Since the day he met you,
he hasn't been the same.
He's confused and without reason.
He's caught up in your game.

You push and pull on his veins,
moving in and out.
You are the nightmare in the needle
he just can't live without.

You lie to him, and he believes you.
He thinks you're harmless and fun.
When he wraps you in his track marked arms,
he's playing with a loaded gun.

I don't know if my love can save him.
You've got a hold so tight,
but I've been through this all before,
and I never leave without a fight.

I believe in a mighty God, I do,
and he will win in the end.
I believe his love and mercy
will one day save my friend.

If he can learn to love himself
and extract you from his mind,
we could move on with our lives
and leave you far behind.

If I had my way right now,
you wouldn't even exist!
Go back to hell where you belong.
I bet you won't be missed.

I hate the pain you've caused my family!
I hate the way you make him feel.
You blind his eyes from the truth.
He's unable to see what's real.

You don't know me, demon.
You'll never know my name.
You don't deserve a second thought.
I'll never play your evil game.

But I know you all too well.
I know exactly who you are.
We've already been to hell and back
with you; it's not that far.

But I'll keep on fighting; God help me.
I'll keep holding on.
I'll keep praying he'll give you up
until one of you are gone.


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  • Lilly by Lilly
  • 4 years ago

Hi, my name is Lilly and I'm 15 years old, and my father has been struggling with meth for quite some time. He recently got out of jail and was doing well...until he started using again, and he's paranoid and thinks everyone is out to get him. I was by his side every step of the way to help him stay on the right path. I talked to him all the time and told him how much I loved him. But the meth took my spot in his heart, so now I'm not allowed to speak to him until he gets help or shows my mom a clean drug test. So thank you for this poem. It really helped to know I'm not the only one.

  • Dee by Dee
  • 2 years ago

Sweet Lilly, both my parents were and still are and I'm 33 years old. All I've ever wanted was to have normal parents. Somehow I became an addict at the age of 19 to oxicontin and then have battled an opiate addiction on top of meth myself. My reason for my reply is to show you sweet girl that the meth hasn't taken your spot in his heart; it's taking your spot in his mind. You never lose your love for your children. You lose sight of who you really are affecting by the selfish choices you make as an addict. I have changed most of my ways because I do not want to be the mother to my children that my mom was to me, and I hope someday your dad does get clean, but if he doesn't just know in his heart he does love you. I know how you're feeling and I'm so sorry you're going through this. When you become a mommy someday, don't make mistakes I've made. Because I hate myself every day for it.

  • Ana by Ana
  • 3 years ago

Hey, I am 18, and I understand what you are going through. My mum has been using meth for over a year now and thinks everyone is out to get her as well. I sympathise with you so much and I pray that it gets better for you. You are doing all you can.

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