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Dr. JEKYLL and Mr. Hyde

Short story By: Phasered

written 2007 how alcoholism can poison a family.
WARNING : The F word, Bitch ect.

Submitted:Apr 15, 2010    Reads: 480    Comments: 2    Likes: 0   

Dr. JEKYLL and Mr. Hyde
One poison which burns the heart is alcoholism. It is one thing that puts fear into the body, killing what is left, nothing salvable. Along with the alcoholism comes the depression; keeping its company is certified insane. It was embarrassing reading his name in the papers. Just as degrading was visiting him at the place they store two time DUI offenders. The demons even follow you when you hear his name being spoken, "The best party I've ever been to.", and to find out the said person is doing cocaine.
If that was not enough, four or five years ago the lack of human whom went to the psychiatric hospital for depression twice the first time was because the idiot tried to kill himself. At least that's how you feel. Trying too kill yourself isn't a real option. An emotional roller coaster, the ride would make anyone throw up. Tears are no relief and your chest is so tight it makes it hard to breathe. You pray for the nightmare to be over, but when you're done with the one, another nightmare begins. It was one of those times where you wish you were blind to it all.
Now, the insane man refuses to get the help he needs. "Psychiatrists are all fucking bull shit." He says, while he has a beer in his hand. One son, a wife and another baby on the way, but he doesn't have any respect for his family, being verbally abusive. "You bitch. I can't fucking stand you." A man with two faces, he can be a loving good dad and exceptional worker (always). Suddenly without warning Mr. Hyde comes out to play. His behavior and actions that of a mad man and all you wish is to look away. And say "No! Don't make me watch"
He drinks the poison as he starts to kill those around him. "I don't love you. I don't care about my family," the truth comes out. Then you wish he would die, fall off the face of the earth to the bottomless pit for eternity.
One would wonder why anyone would want to stay with Mr. Hyde. Why his Family gave him light-years of chances. Why his wife and child stay with a manic drunk. To be accused of bothering him. Smelling the drink on his breath as he is in your face with, "don't ever tell mom again."
No one ever knows what it feels like to loath someone and love them so much. No one knows what it is like to watch them become the waste in the sewage - to become that man you saw in your independent film class animation documentary of the deteriorating artist. You wish it wasn't happening to your family.
Yet, you will do anything for him. Be there when needed, while at the same time you feel sorry for your nephew who has to grow up with the poison. To watch "Daddy" drain into nothing - the anger cannot be expressed enough. You try your 'hardest' and fight with your own emotions. Then when you are ready to give up on Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll returns.


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