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This is probably one of the first poems that I ever wrote, but it isn't until now that I find it in me to share it with others. Over the years I have lost a number of friends to drugs whether they have died literally or just mentally. This poem was written for all of those that I wish would come back to "life" and would realize that there is so much more out there to live for.

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Carrie
I dreamed that my cousin gave birth last night and for some mental reason my dream switched to death of another cousin. SO I get up this morning and find your poem. I just hope it's not to late to help him through the smoke.
Heather
Very well put together. Great poem!
TAMMY
THIS IS QUTE SAD COZ I HAV A FRIEND THAT IS JUST LIKE THAT THAT IS LIVING WITH ME NOW AND WE R TRYIN TO GET HER OFF IT WELL YER IT WAS A GOOD POMEM
Traci
This poem is great! I can relate so well to this. I was in that same boat but I fell out and to the bottom. I've struggled and struggled to find my way back up!

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My Dearest Drug Friend

My dearest drug friend caught up in your trip,
Holding on tightly but still losing your grip.
My dearest drug friend passed out on the floor,
Full of insanity but still searching for more.
My dearest drug friend so messed in the mind,
Leaving the life you once had behind.
My dearest drug friend craving your coke,
Blinded by powder and chemical smoke.
My dearest drug friend you're slipping away,
If only you'd stop this damaging way.
My dearest drug friend hold on to your life,
Put down your gun and your blood-shedding knife.
My dearest drug friend stop selling your soul,
Stop playing with needles and paying the toll.
My dearest drug friend you're giving it all,
To drugs you'll bow down, to drugs you will fall.
My dearest drug friend you've chosen to die,
You gave drugs your life and that makes me cry.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

amanda
thats a wonderful poem i have had 6 guys andd gurlfriends die because they got messed up with the drugs.
LaShonda
I love this poem! Thats all I can say.
tiffanie
i like this poem so much. it has touched my heart
Mike
I understand this person feels. I to have lost friends, but I have lost my Whole family to it and I just wanted to say thank you for taking time to lend a hand out to others. Makes me smile.
brooke
i just lost one of my best friends i foud out last nite his mom found him on the floor of a motel room dead they found a couple of spoons and a surenge i dont know how to take it i cant even cry like i knew it was going to happen. he has a wife and babys
Sad
i like this poem alot why simple because its real keep up the real ness!
meghan
soooo true im 14 and drugs messed my life up im just barely being able to escape from them
nann
i guess Is Kool !
Judith
This poem really touched me, because my sister Mimmy died for doing DRUGS!If my sister was still alive, I would show her this poem!
Dan
Wow that was great. i bet u hear that all the time but i have a friend hu does drugs n thinks he'll b fine and i can just c everything you described in the poem happening to him!
Krista
good
BREYANNA
you deserve something iam crying right now becuse this happen to my friend 15 year old sister
briana
That poem is awesome I give you a thumbs up!
Patty
I can really relate with your poem. I have seen my friends passed out on the floor,even myself.
melissa
I HAVE LOST A BEST FRIEND TO DRUGS. HOW CAN I HELP HER, HOW CAN SHE CHANGE?
Rachel
This is a very good poem. I used it for my health project because it showed how others are affected by drugs when a friend dies from overdosing or something else. very good and very sad.
charlene
I like this poem also. It touches my heart to see, hear, and read positive things that are young black teenagers are doing. You always hear the negitive things. It lets me know that there is hope and a good future for our young people of today. Please keep up the good work.
stana
i really liked your poem because it touched me! I have a family that has a lot of drug problems and its just good to know im no the only one! Im a 15 year old girl and both of my parents do drugs and i hate it it ruins my life! Im like the best kid in the world im smart, a good athlete and they dont even care they r not worried about ne thing but drugs, drugs, drugs!
amy
this poem is awsome. it describes my friend so well, im goin to print it out and give it to him.
Yvette
I loved this poem ,you really hit the spot,I printed and took it to my drug counseling class everyone loved it!
Michaela
Wow! This poem really hits home! My brother is in jail for drugs. and I've been battling with them too. Luckily I have friends who are here to help me get through this hard time in my life. I'm sick of "friends" that won't hang out with you unless you have drugs or alchohol. or know of someone that does. That's not what lifes about! Friends wouldn't let their friends do that to themselves! amazing poem!
rebecca
I VOTED ON THIS POEM BECAUSE A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE IS GIVING HER SOUL TO A DRUG AND NOT REALIZING IT. SOON IT WILL BE HER LIFE AND STILL SHE WILL NOT KNOW IT. IT TOUCHED ME DEEP.
Kalista
This is the deepest thing i have ever read. you touched the spot in me i have been trying to hide for the last month. my dearest drug friend also lost to the battle,i feel what youre saying, as my brother also lost it last month. r. i. p. to dustin and lewis. 1983-june 2004.
brittany
im srry about the poem if it was really you who was abused or part of that life. it really touched my heart. and im deeply sorry about the way drugs do things to people. i hope to go we all learn from other peoples mistakes. or mistakes of our own. im glad i ran into ur poem. it was very deep
Nicole
This poem has touched me in more ways than one and i would just like to thank Heather for allowing the rest of the world to see this. I hope it is not too late for your friend but it was for mine and if only i would have seen this sooner. Now i realize she did give her life to drugs.
Janet
i really like this poem, It got to me because i am a drug user and somtimes i felt like that when my friends got heavily into their drugs. You are a good poet
heather
i think it was very good, it got straight to the point . It was very sad
Annette
Your poem described my feelings for my friend exactly. My heart bleeds for what could have been. Well done
Daniel
This poem was beautifully sad. I love it.
r
This is a great poem because it is true. Drugs are bad and i hope that those doing them can turn to God all you have to do is confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart he died for our sins, rose, and will come again and you will be saved you can have salvation. PLEASE STOP TAKING DRUGS!
alisha
i really like this poem, it has an effect on people. very touching. i also emailed the author, heather, and she is a very kind person with a true gift. helping people through her writing. heather, some one once said "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. " It may be to late for your friend, but i have a feeling your poem has helped and will help many people. You will make a difference. :)
Charlene
I think that your poem can really touch alot of people who read it. I know what you are going through bbecause ever since i was born the one who was supposed to be my mother does drugs and left me and my 2 sisters and brother w? his 4 kids. So 4 8 years now we have been living w? him, but I write poems to and this 1 touched me. It was wonderful.
lady_reagan
Heather I was touched by your words. I also wrote a poem on my drug of choice and my on going fight with my addiction. maybe I will share it and it to can help someone like you helped me
Alex
Not bad at all i'm from austria i read this poem in class. My teacher and my mates really liked it. after i read it it was really silent in our class.
Rachael
Girl, i loved your poem. Ive been on a major drug struggle for the last year. ive finnaly been sober for 35 days after being in a juvenile detention center. I want to tell you to keep up with your hard work on being a poet. Keep up the awesome work!
katy
wow, it is something i can relate to soooo much because alot of my frieds are stuck on drugs and i try to get them to see what there doing to themselves. i am going to send this to my friends!
Laura
I sent this to my sister because she's going down the same road and I have been doing everything to help her, but she's not ready to help herself. I'm so affraid for her. What a great poem!
Antonia
I think your poem is wonderful,I't really touched my heart. Don't give up on your friend, no matter how much it hurt's, she need you. I wish the best for you.
Chantal
Amazing poem, very heartfelt and it hits the reader hard. You know who you are trying to reach and you have, with much strength. This is a beautiful and very sad poem. My heart goes out to your dearest drug friends
Kristina
Wow! what can I say this was awsome. I have been there done that and it is now that I have cleaned my act up and have other friends doing it that I relize the impact it puts on your friends and family. Awsome!!
Terri
I don't have a drug problem, But I have lost three sisters to that world.I'm sending them this poem to read and I'm praying that one day soon they will be clean again.
Marilee
I just celebrated 20 yrs clean this touched me so very Much with tears in my eyes I pray for God to Bless you Dearly So many friends I have seen laid to rest Thank you for sharing this
emma
amazing! you got some talent! you should put it where alot more people can see it. amazing! emma ireland
CRISTINA
VERY TRUE, LOVED THE WAY IT'S SET TO WORDS.
Marq
nice poem very true
john
this poem is so true. and it makes me think.. ive been there an im in recovery right now
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