This is a lovely poem and so sad.
Yes, people who you love do hurt you.
Drugs, alcohol, loose sex morals and so
many things -- even cut downs, put downs,
and things that hurt you to the core.
But, the bright side is -- once you realize
that when a person has an addiction --
it is not that they don't still love you,
they are so involved in their own problems
and their addictions and no one can help
them stop except themselves.
So, the real bright side is that you can
learn about yourself and find out why
you get attracted to those that are "helplessly devoted to their addictions"
Being a co-dependent does not have to be.
choosing these types to love does not have
to be ---
In families, when you have them ---we love
with "tough love" and if they can't accept
that and get help -- we have to let them
go, for our own self preservation -- and
we learn to find healthy individuals
to give our hearts to so that our love is
This poem is from the heart that bleeds.
And, from now on, needs no longer to bleed
over --- trying to make an addicted person
love you -----IT can't be -- until they
get help they love only what they NEED.
So never take it personally!
Hugs from netswan