Addiction Poem about Family

Sister Addicted To Drugs Poem

She had a sister who was also her best friend. Now her sister is addicted to heroin, and all she can do is pray that her sister will win the battle against this powerful substance.

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Well I had been using heroin for 4 to 5 years and no attempt to stop worked..nothing worked! I was in a crazy relationship and we both used..I hid it from my friends and family but they knew...

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What Happened?


Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

What happened is what I ask myself every day
What was she thinking knowing she'd be putting her life to waste?
This is my sister, and I love her with all my heart,
But doing drugs has only kept us far apart.
I never thought she would end up this way.
It hurts me knowing I can't help her, so all I do is pray,
I pray for her to open her eyes before it's too late.
Dealing drugs and stealing became her hobby.
I guess she doesn't care if her kids end up without a mommy.
Why can't she be the way she was before?
Now that was my sister, the one who always loved me more.
She was my best friend; we were always together.
Nothing ever kept us apart because we promised we'd be sisters forever.
I guess forever finally came to an end.
She doesn't love me anymore now; heroin became her new friend.
I cry every time something reminds me of my sister.
I feel anger and pain inside knowing I can't help her.
But I won't lose faith.
Every night I will pray,
'Cause I know someday God will show her the way.
So now I put this poem to an end and wish only for the best.
I pray it's never my sister who will someday be laid to rest!


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  • C.hambright by C.hambright, Henrico,VA
  • 8 years ago

Well I had been using heroin for 4 to 5 years and no attempt to stop worked..nothing worked! I was in a crazy relationship and we both used..I hid it from my friends and family but they knew and even confronted me a few times but I just denied it..well help came in the form of being arrested a 2nd time for possession in 2 weeks, and this time I had no bond. I thought it was the end of the world but it was really what I had been praying for! I have been clean for over 7 months and this poem was sent to me by my sister after I was released from jail. It really hit me hard, the things I had done and how it affected my family and how they really made me see..that is when I decided I was staying clean no matter what! Please know addicts do not do what they do because they want to...they are a prisoner of the drug and need help changing their way of thinking. I pray for addicts everyday and hope your loved ones will one day be strong and break thru! Best wishes!!!

  • Jenna by Jenna, Australia
  • 9 years ago

My sister was everything to me, I too now have to live with the remains of her beauty thanks to that stupid drug

  • Mahnoor by Mahnoor
  • 9 years ago

Heart touching

  • Linda by Linda, Dumbarton UK
  • 10 years ago

Reading your poem made me sad because I know so much the toll drugs can take. My son was my best friend and I loved him more than words can say. Sadly my son was taken into Gods hands 3 years ago. It was the worst experience of my life and I will never get over it. My son was only 27 years old and was in rehab for 8 months when one night taking the drugs took his life. You have to have faith to help you through these terrible times. I prayed for my son to be kept safe and I did not want him to be taken. He was a good boy never, I never had any trouble with him. He was loved by everyone but ended up going down the wrong road. It is an illness and I hope your sister gets recovery. But no matter what, be there for her. You have to keep praying for your sister and keep your faith. God Bless.

  • Jenna Huff by Jenna Huff
  • 13 years ago

I think this was a very good poem. We're writing poems in health about drugs and alcohol abuse and this has helped me by a lot. Thanks I enjoyed the poem.

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