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Nicole
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0 posted 06-23-99 05:52 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Nicole

It glimmers with promises
like ice cubes in a glass,
the soul melts away
from this disease's painful grasp.

She was once known,
beautiful to all who saw.
Where has she gone?
To this disease's gaping maw.

We wonder why
she doesn't seem the same.
A year, has it been that long?
Is it time for a change?

Her kids are all grown,
we moved away.
Is it our fault?
We were the ones that left her alone.

Have another drink...
no really, it's ok.
Turn the other cheek,
pay no attention to the sway.

My fury unfolds,
do they realize what they do?
The enabelers abound,
what would they think if they were wearing the shoe?

I use to know her,
I really think I did.
Now I'm not so sure,
doesn't really matter...I'm just her kid.

What can I do?
Does this ever end?
What should I do?
What pain will this rend?


Does it even matter...that I'm her kid?
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Sally S.
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1 posted 06-23-99 11:26 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

You've asked questions in this poem that, unfortunately, so many have asked....and still have not found answers for. I can answer one..perhaps.
Is does indeed matter that you are her kid. Even if this poem isn't specifically about you. Yes, it matters.
Krystal
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since 06-19-99
Posts 145
Shelton,WA USA


2 posted 06-24-99 12:27 AM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

So sad, but wonderfully written.

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Shannon D. Montgomery
("Krystal")
Nicole
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Florida


3 posted 06-24-99 12:17 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Sally S. and Krystal - Thank you for your comments, they mean a great deal to me! You've made a new member feel very welcome. The poem is a bit rough around the edges, but it truly reflects some of the feelings I have experienced. Alchoholism is a disease that affects everyone involved, not just the one doing the drinking.
tori
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Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


4 posted 06-24-99 04:44 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

I think you know just how much it does matter!! As you stated that alchoholism is a disease, just like diabeties, only the treatments are different, here is just another time in life where sometimes the Child is the parent, as much as we the child need to feel love and be told we are loved so does the parent.. so don't ever stop loving or showing love, for it is that hope of love that will fill us, and make us a stronger person..
Oh yes it matters .. break the chain.
Lost Dreamer
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5 posted 08-19-99 08:23 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Satiate, You wrote this so well, for a painful topic. It is sad to think all the damage alchohol can cause, to the abuser, and the people in their lives. I hope things have gotten better for you.
Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
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6 posted 08-20-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

I have experienced this first hand myself.I
have seen the damage it can do.I have also
seen total breakup of families.The children
are the ones that hurt the most out of it.
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