The Numbing Epidemic

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a poem reflecting on the addictions which captivate so many young lives today and destroy so many beautiful futures, should have listened to our parents and teachers....

Submitted: May 28, 2017

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Submitted: May 28, 2017



Don't do drugs they say Don't slip to the bottom of the bottle Don't have sex except with one person Take these pills the doctor says It will help you sleep But no all it does is help me forget my existence So I become the addict I started Poppin Poppin Poppin until the pain was the only thing not stopping it helps me relax she says as she slips off her panties and he Parts her legs but he isn't there by morning she's all used up now and no good except at giving herself away to the next and the one after him until she becomes an attached to any of them when things are perfect even with only one man she can't escape the pattern of needing four or five side dishes to fulfill her her unrelenting hunger but it makes me feel normal she says to feel nothing at all the alcohol so disgusting and burning down my throat even though knowing it will only drag me down it's the only way I found hope so when I'm depressed I drink and when I'm angry I let whiskey help me shake the desire of wanting to give in to my Humanity as I pick myself off the bathroom floor vomit compulsively escaping my lips I crave the intimacy with leaving my emotion in the bottles pit it allows me to feel and nothing is everything when you're afraid to feel something I should have listened back when my mom and dad sat me down and warned me of all the meaningless ways I could waste my time to purge the emotion deep down in my ankles so I never can allow it to escape my body they said don't do it don't get sucked into it the numbing epidemic

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