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Skyfire
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0 posted 08-22-2002 02:04 AM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfire


My suicidal thoughts have long lain dormant,
my alcohol and drug addiction is leaving.
I've struggled through, knowing it's not right
for me to lay all my troubles on others.
I've gotten the help that I need,
made the decision to quit.
Maybe I'll have a hard time,
but when it's offered, I will say no.
No more drunkeness,
no more highs.
No more hangovers,
no more munchies.
I'm learning to live the life I want to
and to accept the world the way it is.
Heartbreak comes to everyone
no need to let loose in addictions.
I made this decision this morning,
as I bent over the sink in misery.
Tylenol not taking effect,
floors still crooked,
the world still hysterical.
That isn't the life that I want for myself,
that isn't the life that I love.
Being hungover and coming down is not fun at all.
Throwing up on the floor and seeing the world tip over isn't either.
Maybe this will get pulled;
before it does though, maybe my message will get across:
Alcohol makes you lose your sense.
Drugs make you lose your mind.
Neither is worth it, and it's easier to say no than to struggle through withdrawl once you're addicted.
Don't do it.
Don't make the mistake I made.
It's just not worth it.

© Copyright 2002 Rhonda Adolph - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-22-2002 02:11 AM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Alrighty. Author's notes time.
Yes, I was suicidal. A long time ago. That's all taken care of though, and I've found a joy in life.
On and off I've turned to alcohol to "forget". Last night I didn't forget; I just remembered, and felt things that weren't 100% true. I'm going to stop drinking.
Lately I've turned to drugs to "forget". Again, I didn't forget, I remembered way too much. I come down and I hit rock bottom again.
To those of you who know me, yes I'm a Christian. But I'm also human; one who's made a lot of mistakes in the recent past. I'm getting the help that I need now, and I'm done with that. If I can't find my joy and highs in my Lord, then I won't find them anywhere. I hope that you guys who know me well can forgive me for not telling you this stuff. I didn't want to admit I had a problem.
To the rest of you: Don't do drugs. If you've never done 'em, you don't know how hard it is to stop, and how easily you can get addicted. A lot of people don't realise how much trouble one can get into with the law.
I apologise if this went over guidelines, but I felt that if I can reach even one person who's considering trying drugs, then I've accomplished what I wanted to when I wrote this.
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2 posted 08-22-2002 07:45 AM       View Profile for Jenn Cirrincione   Email Jenn Cirrincione   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jenn Cirrincione

This was wonderfully done, and I happen to agree with you, substance abuse is not the answer. Don't be too hard on yourself, because even the best of us make those mistakes. It happens, you learn and grow.

Stay safe
Jenn

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3 posted 08-22-2002 12:13 PM       View Profile for anya   Email anya   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anya

I think it is brave of you to post such an honest and open poem, well done and it is priceless advise you are offering here, i  hope you continue to beat your addictions, I know how much of a monumental task that can be
anya
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4 posted 08-22-2002 01:45 PM       View Profile for vixengrl04   Email vixengrl04   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vixengrl04

Wow, this was brutally honest and I definitely give you props for posting a poem dealing with such a personal issue.  I'm very glad that you've decided to take another approach to your problems, and your intentions in posting this were great. Keep up the grrreat work!!

Always,
Nikki

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5 posted 08-22-2002 04:57 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I see absolutely no reason to pull this. It's tough subject matter, yes, but there is no glorification of drugs, alcohol, or self-harm. In fact, you've shown us the "non-glamorous" side, the one that no one wants to go through. Best of luck with all you do.

~Beth

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never knowing what you'll find
still I want you all the time
yeah I do
'cause you get me
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6 posted 08-22-2002 08:00 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

*hugs*

Superbly done, Rhonda. You know I'm right there/here for you.

Sincerely,
Daniel 'Titus' Redding

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            -Abraham Lincoln

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7 posted 08-25-2002 02:23 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Rhonda-
This is such a valuable message and I applaud
you for having the strength and courage to
share it with all of us.
Always remember that you have the support of
friends.  I/we are here when you need us.
Great big hugs,
~Vicky

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you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

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8 posted 08-26-2002 04:51 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

This is such a brilliant message to any one who might be think or who has just started drinking excessively or taking drugs, I've seen what it has done to some of my best friends and it is heart breaking to even think of, so I'd urge you to play safe and get your highs by safer means.

Rhonda this is such a brilliant message you are trying to get out, although in parts it seemed a little to close to rambling for my own personal taste, although this was more than balanced by the fact that you haven't held back anything and given a very honest account of your experiences, something so raw as this, with a message that is so important in today's modern society makes this poem an extremely compulsive read. Anyway I hope you are OK and just remember I'm always here if you want to talk or vent

Andrew

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9 posted 04-29-2003 09:19 PM       View Profile for kirhar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kirhar

wow, your story is so touching and can teach everyone a lesson on how to deal with problems...dudes, drugs and alcohol are not the way to go...skyfire, you have the most courage ive ever seen...way to go...keep up the good work...
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10 posted 05-11-2003 03:02 PM       View Profile for Barbara   Email Barbara   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Barbara

Wow... thats a story....... and a poem, it reminds me of the time when I wanted to die...

PEOPLE: WHAT MUST I DO OR PRESS OR GO ON WHICH SIDE TO POST A POEM HERE? PLEASE TELL ME! I DONT KNOW!
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11 posted 07-14-2003 01:49 PM       View Profile for sixington   Email sixington   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sixington

This is such an honest poem. It really reached me, and it definately made me think. It made me cry, because i have so many of the same problems, but i don't want to quit. I know it will be hard for you, so best luck, and thank you for trying to reach us all.
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12 posted 07-06-2004 02:11 AM       View Profile for Match   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Match

ahh  well arent drugs quite the struggle, nice write   so honest and open.

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