Dear Addiction

Dear Addiction

I’m writing this to you
Telling you we’re through
I can’t take you anymore
Don’t know what I liked you for
All you did was wear me out
Now I know what you’re all about

You came to me with promise and joy
Now look at all the things you destroy
Families, lives, bank accounts you see
You ruined it all with one little tease
Look at the way you make me feel
Then you take it all and want me to steal

Why can’t you just go and hide
Somewhere far away where I’ll never find
Everyone at home doesn’t understand
How you rip me apart, then lend me a hand
I keep coming back thinking inside
Maybe this time I’ll make you my bride

Then I sit and wonder why
Why do you really want me to die
Thousands and thousands come to you
Hoping and praying you’ll help them through
Then they fall for your lending hand
Only to realize you’re nothing but a scam

You promised me heaven and sent me to hell
You ruined my life and then wished me well
Watch me now as I go on my way
I’m washing myself of all of your pain
So you and your power can just leave me be
I’m taking my life and setting it free

© Zeb Edington

Hello, My Name Is DRUGS – Addiction Poems

Hello, My Name Is DRUGS

(A very powerful poem about DRUGS!)

I destroy homes, tear families apart,
take your children, and that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold,
the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

And if you need me, remember I’m easily found,
I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor,
I live down the street, and maybe next door.

My power is awesome; try me you’ll see,
but if you do, you may NEVER break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go,
but try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.

When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie.
You do what you have to just to get high.
The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms
will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms.

You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised,
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.

I take kids from parents, and parents from kids,
I turn people from god, and separate friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
I’ll be with you always, right by your side.

You’ll give up everything… your family, your home…
your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give.
When I’m finished with you you’ll be lucky to live.

If you try me be warned this is no game.
If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body; I’ll control your mind.
I’ll own you completely; your soul will be mine.

The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed,
the voices you’ll hear from inside your head,
the sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see;
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.

But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart,
that you are mine, and we shall not part.
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do,
but you came to me, not I to you.

You knew this would happen. Many times you were told,
but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away,
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?

I’ll be your master; you will be my slave,
I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me , what will you do?
Will you try me or not? Its all up to you.

I can bring you more misery than words can tell.
Come take my hand, I’ll take you to hell!

How Do I Do – Depression Poems – Mental Illness

How Do I Do

(Depression Poems – Mental Illness)

I know you’re there, I can feel you.
go away! Not today! I have things to do!
I”ll know in a second, which way you will turn
will I fly like a bird or crash and burn.

I can’t explain, and they don’t know,
Why I”m flying the room in status quo.
or ignoring advice that they can’t give
for want of a reasonable reason to live.

I don’t know where you came from,
nor did I see your arrival
How does one learn to live
when I struggle survival.

Ahh, it’s you, this habitual routine
to drag me to places I’ve already seen.
You’re always there watching and waiting for me
leave me alone please set me free.

Mind Wreck – Depression Poems – Mental Illness

Mind Wreck

(Depression Poems – Mental Illness)

A glimmer of light in the darkness of night

the sun has been born once again.

Anguish and stress are hardly a test

as you struggle and fight with your brain.

Somethings not right, I’m losing this fight

my thoughts are becoming all scattered.

Sprung like a gun with no place to run

My mind is unstuck and tattered.

I’m left in a wreck at the stern of the deck

in an ocean of waves I can’t fight.

where calmness once reigned, has now all but drained

giving way to the darkness of night.

This path was a trap, one without map

my seafaring skills are awry.

I cannot forbade the mistakes that get made

when my mind has led me astray.