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The Addict

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Ethan Halo
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since 04-28-2000
Posts 820
on the roof again


0 posted 05-23-2000 06:42 PM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo


the addict


Some call it abuse of medication;
I like to call it dedication.
Who needs sleep? As long as I pass...
"Don't you fail, boy. I'll beat your ass."

Some call it a motivational measure;
I prefer the words stress and pressure.
Need the the pills to handle reality.
"Just one more is all I need."

Some call it dependence on drugs;
I think a friendship's just begun.
Thank god i don't have to hear your voice.
"I'm not hooked, i do it by choice."

Some call them insightful words;
I say your advice is for the birds.
I don't need you, I've got myself.
"You so-called friends can go to Hell!"

Some call it letting off steam;
I just vented my eulogy.
In a bottle of pills, there lies my fate.
"Not just you, everyone I know, I hate."

Some call it a tragedy.
I say that's the way it had to be.
Another chance? There's somethin' I wouldn't grab at.
"Look at it this way: at least i kicked the habit."

Some call it addiction;
I think it was more like affliction.
You gave me a disease that made me crave success.
"Twenty tabs; that's the price to be best."


Some call it death.
I call it that too.
Your greatest encouragement was all your doubt.
"There was no way to save a kid like you."


 We all got somethin' we need to atone for.


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epoet
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since 05-11-2000
Posts 296
grand rapid,MI, usa


1 posted 05-23-2000 08:05 PM       View Profile for epoet   Email epoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for epoet

grim and dark.  my kind of poem.  hard subject to write about, but you did good job.  nice piece

 P. J. Kotrch
SpitFire
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since 04-19-2000
Posts 2428


2 posted 05-23-2000 08:52 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Ethan Halo,...you rock.  Love your work,...lots.  Always an interesting read.  This here, such an icky subject matter, you have expressed so, so creatively. *Peace.
Janet Marie
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3 posted 05-23-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Who needs sleep? As long as I pass...
"Don't you fail, boy. I'll beat your ass."
-------------------
Need the the pills to handle reality.
"Just one more is all I need.
-----------------
Thank god i don't have to hear your voice.
"I'm not hooked, i do it by choice."
---------------
In a bottle of pills, there lies my fate.
"Not just you, everyone I know, I hate."
-----------------
Some call it death.
I call it that too.
Your greatest encouragement was all your doubt.
"There was no way to save a kid like you
---------------

Ethan, I dont even know if I know how to respond to this poem.
It effects me deeply.
the poem in itself is brilliantly written,
the use of the quotes are perfect and impact me greatly.
but it is the honesty and the toll you express that impacts the most.
I understand this kind of pressure, and the cost it takes on the soul of a"child"
and while my "mommy instincts" want to give you advice, Ill spare you a well intentioned lecture.you already know what I would say anyway.Im sure you've heard it all by now.
sometimes things hurt so much we do feel the need to be"comfortaly numb"
I hope you find release and escape and comfort in your writing.
I hope you can find away to move on past it without losing your self.
dont let "them" take anymore of you,
that's like letting them win.
YOU are better than they ever knew or gave you credit for.
take care wise poet,
be strong,
jm




 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~


Ethan Halo
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since 04-28-2000
Posts 820
on the roof again


4 posted 05-23-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

epoet, spitfire, thanks for the honesty. it's much appreciated.

JM- this was not hard to write, so much as it was very hard to read. i shocked myself with the honesty. i really should quit these NoDoz before i end up in the path i drew here. but sometimes there is pressure. and you very right about being comfortably numb.

thanks.

 We all got somethin' we need to atone for.
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


5 posted 05-23-2000 10:47 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Ethan - This is a fantastic poem --
and a great learning experience. I bet
it did shock you to read that hard honesty
that we all have to face within ourselves.

I am addicted to cigarettes.  Have battled,
won, lost, won, lost -----and no matter
what - no matter how in life, I will always
be addicted to them, whether I never smoke
another one again.  It would be lurking
waiting for my comfort zone to "sneak"
me into it again --)

Great Read, my friend
~netswan
insect
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since 04-22-2000
Posts 1001


6 posted 05-23-2000 11:09 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Excellent poem!

Need to read more!
Give me MORE!
I WANT MORE!!
NOW!!!

Addiction is in many forums!
Great writing here!

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