Addiction Poem about Family

Poem About Wanting Mom To Get Help

My mom has a problem with prescription drug abuse. She isn't ready for our help. This was written during a bad relapse. I am at a loss and don't want to lose her.

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My mom died in 2010 due to what they are calling multiple drug toxicity. I think it was suicide; others believe overdose, but watching her spiral into what and where she was before she died...

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What To Say

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Published: November 2008

What do I say to the one who made me who I am today,
Despite, or maybe because, of the bad times.
I love her with all my heart, and that is why I am hurting.
Her lies and broken promises fill my mind now.
I want her to choose life,
Not existence

I want her to want the help others are offering.
We have come to meet her halfway,
Where is she?
I pray to the Father to help.
Help her find her way.

Why can't she see what we see?
Why does she think we are stupid?
I long to know her again,
The real her.

She is so important in my life.
I want my kids to know her,
Remember her.

I hope she will see
Before it's too late.

The madness has to stop.

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  • Erica Taylor by Erica Taylor
  • 2 years ago

My mom died in 2010 due to what they are calling multiple drug toxicity. I think it was suicide; others believe overdose, but watching her spiral into what and where she was before she died was horrifying. I miss her every day and wish I could have taken her pain away so she didn't have to take those awful pills.

  • Liza by Liza, Jacksonville
  • 8 years ago

I am right there with you. My mother has been addicted to prescription pills for 20 years now. It has been harder and harder over the years. Currently she is taking Lortab, Morphine, Xanax, and Soma. So many that I loose count. I have recently cut her out of my life because the emotional hell I have lived in has become to much to bear on my husband and son. I cannot and will not allow her to mentally destroy my child the way she has my brother and myself. I love her, but what can you do? I have tried everything. I have stood by her when she had no one else. It has never been enough. I pray that your mother is able to overcome. No one should have to go through that kind of misery. The addict doesn't understand what they are doing to the people around them.

  • Tina Reynolds by Tina Reynolds
  • 10 years ago

just want to say I am a recovering pill addict as well. I want to say its hard coming off of pills because we justify them. For me, I thought because I got them from my DR. I wasn't doing anything wrong. I would really like to share my story with you and hope it could help you in some way. I put my daughter through a lot so I can relate to how your feeling. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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