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