Would you go to bed
with one who mucked with your head;
who spent all your wealth;
who stuffed up your health?
Would you let them stay
when they must always have their own way;
if they turned all your friends away
not thinking they could lead you astray!
Would you invite them in
knowing they could lead to life in the bin?
How would you feel
if you fell in love with steel?
A needle in your arm
Forever hearing harm
Steal from your own mother
alienated from brother
The white seductress can do this
give poly-drug also the big miss!
Why escape from life
it can only bring strife
face stark reality
Get out in a rush
for once you know too much
they will overdose you as such!
dedicated to J and B who got clean
and all those who were ‘overdosed’
with another poem about addiction