you pulled all the right strings
darling you even gave me the right sting
you breathed life into my lungs with your fire
and left my veins filled with such a burning desire
you made flowers grow in my chest
and showed me a life sweeter than the rest
then thorns grew in my side
and i had to get off your ride
i can't chase your high, im too young to die.

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Written on 2017-01-03 at 09:46

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Melissa Ormond The PoetBay support member heart!
Love this! :o

Kathy Lockhart
These words written as a love letter are so effective in relaying the total grip addiction has on body, soul, and mind. Having had a personal relationship with two young women who lost their lives to heroin, and loss of self even before their loss of life, I have come to understand the suffering and abuse in such a "love affair." It truly is a one-way street into death. I, too, know of the success of the breaking away and redemption from this addiction as the mother of a son who was deeply so involved and who is now clean and sober. It is ongoing and a battle forever and always waging to win. However, each day it has been won. Your poetry is powerful and courageous. My heart and prayers are with you.

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Love is the drug and we are all addicts. Nice work.

Drugs are baddddddddd

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I have read several of your poems and loved every one of them. They are so real and express emotions felt in a tender and wistful way. Your mind is good and your poems tell us so much.
Best of luck to you. This poem is perfect. I love the truth in it.

Very glad you're still writing! (And welcome back!)