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Drugs are Darkness

        I try to forget my hurt and sorrow
        But it always catches up tomorrow.
        I try to see the beauty in the day
        Sometimes I gel lost along the way.

        I trip, I stumble, I fall to the ground
        I get up again feeling lost, yet found.
        I try my best to find the meaning of it all
        Yet in doing so, I tend to trip and fall.

        Like a spiraling leaf in a gust of wind thats mean.
        I stumble around trying to see where Ive been.
        Sometimes its blurry and I have no idea
        Other times its crystal clear.

        A life of drugs is not a life at all
        Unless of course you like to stumble and fall.
        And if a life of drugs you choose to live
        A message to you I'd like to give.

        If you value your spirit, your gift of life
        Your families love, your husband or wife.
        Your friends who love you; your children as well
        Please dont open the doorway to a living hell.

        It may seem like fun in the beginning
        But I promise you with my soul, its only darkness grinning.
        As it destroys your body, spirit and mind
        It feeds on your addiction worse than any crime.

        Drugs are a murderer, a rapist, a thief, and a liar
        They only take you down, they never aspire.
        To nurture your spirit, to embrace you with love
        They are a velvet covered razor blade glove.

        That will strip you to pieces along with the people that love you
        These people, not drugs are what is true.
        They are merciless, feeling-less, destroyers of all
        Please believe me when I say to you, they make you trip and fall.

        Its not fun stumbling around in the darkness of night
        Searching for yourself in this deathly fight
        Whoever you are, when you read this poem
        Please dont take drugs if you want a life of your own.

        They are no substitute for love or for the feeling to belong
        They are no substitute because your lifes gone wrong
        They can never nurture you, they can never be
        What it is you are looking for, to be free.

        Dont be afraid to feel overwhelmed with life and its ups and downs
        Dont be afraid when your troubles rebound.
        We need sunshine for rain and tears for laughter
        We need a beginning for an end, a before to have an after.

        So dont let drugs into your life if you want truth, love, and light
        Dont let drugs into your life, please try with all of your might.

Created with love from Tiffany Jean Little.

Related resources:

Webpage : A Discipline of Sobriety by Bhikkhu Bodhi


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