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

Child neglected

Liver infected


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


  1. I have a dear friend who had just got out of the hospital a couple of weeks ago and the day after discovered her husband, who has had an addiction to crack, had cleaned out her bank account with her newest social security check. I will not visit her with my pocketbook on me. She says he is the only person she can depend on to care for her, as she has alienated other family members by not leaving him. I need to send her your post.

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  2. Powerful and important message, Kate! ‘Tis a great sadness I have felt when I’ve watched (and tried to help) too many people who have become addicted to drugs. 😦
    On the positive side, I had a family member and two friends who have all been clean and sober over 35 years now. 🙂

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