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The Dope Game

Poetry By: glindagail77

This is a rhyming poem that details a journey down the road of substance abuse; the deceit of chemical dependency and resulting consequences. I penned this on my fifteenth birthday while I was experiencing drug addiction that I felt helpless towards. I hope you enjoy.

Submitted:Dec 11, 2011    Reads: 447    Comments: 5    Likes: 4   

My application for forgiveness

Long denied and cast away

I must contend for my redemption

Thus begins a losing game

Substitution seemed the answer

Something else to kill the pain
Although seeking something deeper
What found me was quite the same

Yet satisfied with what I tried
The dope worked like a charm
To ease the hurt and make things work
Assuring me no harm

Suddenly- The boat got shaky
As the cost for joy increased
Though I didn't have the money
The drugs still wait for me

From then on I was willing
All I need is to get high
As I'm planning future binges
Speed preoccupies my mind

I sold my soul for these addictions
I won't stop until I'm gone
I try hard not to admit it
I had lost and they had won

Face to face with my own master

And the keeper of my soul
My desire overwhelms me, I-

No longer in control

This life's not worth the living
If my life is not my own
I chose these pills against my will
And now I can't go home

We watch my body whither
Wane too weak and frail for looks
I don't care for my appearance
Just one hit is all it took

This world says things are over
There's no choice but to give up

This hell was too expensive

Though my life was not enough

Glinda Horelica 1999


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