Addiction Poem about Family

Me And You Hand In Hand

Dedicated to Dustin James. I miss you every day. May you rest in peace and live happier in heaven than you did on earth. I love you always.

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I really like your poem, and I understand your pain. I lost my husband to an accidental overdose 4 months ago, and I am really struggling and grieving. I miss him every second of every day....

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Addiction

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Published: November 2009

I don't know what you're going through
I just know the things you say
and the symptoms that occur
are the same each passing day

Like the uncontrollable trembling
and the racing of your heart
the sickness in your stomach
when you feel you're falling apart

The feeling you're on the outside
and you're barely looking in
or the faulting of your memory
of the places you have been

Then there's the constant pounding
and the blurriness in your eyes
the days you just want to lay
curl up in a ball and die

Well I'm not ready to lose you
so by your side I'll stand
we'll get through this together
me and you, hand in hand.

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  • Stacie John by Stacie John
  • 3 years ago

I really like your poem, and I understand your pain. I lost my husband to an accidental overdose 4 months ago, and I am really struggling and grieving. I miss him every second of every day. I'm a recovering heroin addict, so I know what it feels like to be in agony. I'm truly sorry for the loss of your friend.

  • Jess by Jess
  • 4 years ago

I am an addict. I am in a relationship with a non-addict whom I love very much. I consider myself a coward from time to time... Because I feel that if I really loved him, I would leave him alone, and let him find someone who is "good enough"... Because since I've been with him, I've tried 3 times to stop, mainly for him. Because for some reason I can't make myself want to stop for me... God I want to. I don't want to lose him. I've already lost one love - THE love - due to my addiction and almost killed myself for two years grieving it. I met him during a stint in recovery, and then, just as everything was going well, I was on my way to an AA weekend convention, had close to a year when we met....and I had this thought "I can manage it for the weekend and I'll stop. Well, I couldn't stop. The pain over losing my ex was still consuming. So despite my new love, I stayed loaded. It's been almost a year since I fell. Still trying. I'm terrified for the day he decides he's had enough...

  • Kat by Kat, Chicago
  • 5 years ago

Yes! That's EXACTLY what it feels like to want to help someone who struggles with addiction. Thank you for describing what it's like from both sides. It can be all-consuming when you want to help someone who you know might be struggling. You hope and you pray for them and you try to do what's right, which can be a real guess sometimes and it can backfire on you. Then you hope and pray and hope and pray some more. Forever.

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