Addiction Poem about Family

Poem Message To Husband About His Addiction

Wife of an alcoholic at the end of my rope. As Lee Brice sings "Hard to Love," I vowed until death do we part, but I can't sit and watch someone so selfishly sit around and slowly commit suicide. I would much rather the mistress be a real woman than a can of beer.

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My Husband's Mistress - Alcohol


Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017 with permission of the Author.

Last night we argued once again,
But it's really nothing new.
We argued the night before that
And tons more before that, too.
Your alcohol addiction
Has taken over your life.
That can of beer is your "mistress,"
And I am just a wife.
You refuse to see the issues
This "mistress" causes daily.
It consumes your every thought
And is causing pain within our family.
You wake up sober and smiling
And say you love the life we're living.
Our dreams have all come true,
And we're blessed with all we've been given.
But as the day slowly goes on
Your body begins to shake.
It NEEDS to feel that "mistress,"
So the alcohol demon awakes.
The "mistress" grabs ahold of your hand
And swears "she" can make it better,
But with every top that I hear pop
I wish you'd never met "her."
Your attitude changes dramatically,
Especially towards me, your wife.
You start to act completely miserable
And scream, "I hate my life."
You forget the things we talk about,
The things you say and do.
The drunk I see every single night
Is far from the MAN I once knew.
Your addiction is taking over our lives.
This is an obvious fact.
It's taking away our good memories
And time we can't get back.
You know you have a problem but say,
"It's just a part of life."
Fact is, I will never be the "mistress,"
And I'm not sure how much longer I can be the wife.


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Thank you for this. It helps to know I am not alone.

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