Kelly Roper, in her blog writes these sad poems. She believes reading poems about drug abuse and the havoc it wreaks can actually help addicts process your feelings if they’re caught in the middle of a bad situation. She recommends suffering addicts try writing some poems for themselves to help release any feelings of frustration, fear or hopelessness they might have. Bringing these feelings out into the daylight can lighten the burden, and this is often a first step to finding whichever kind of help they need.
A Slow Death
As I hold the spoon to the flame,
I’ve got no one but myself to blame.
As I stick the needle in my skin,
I don’t feel like I can ever win.
There’s a moment of elation,
That follows the penetration.
But it’s gone again too soon,
So I try to find my spoon.
And I’ll do it all again,
Until I reach the very end.
I can’t watch one more day,
As you throw your life away,
Push a needle in your vein,
and slowly go insane.
Seems there’s nothing I can do
To get through to you.
If you’re ever going to quit,
Find your own strength to do it.
I just can’t take it anymore,
So I’m walking out the door.
Don’t know if I’ll see you alive again,
But remember I tried to be your friend.