This is one of the last thing my sister got . A poem from her daughter, mother of 3 kids .
Here the poem
A MEETING WITH HEROIN
IF MY GLAMOROUS LIFESTYLE IS APPEALING TO YOU AND YOU WANT TO TRY ME,BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE THEN LET ME GIVE YOU A BIT OF ADVICE, YOU ARE A FOOL AND YOU BETTER THINK TWICE!
I DESTROY HOME!I TEAR FAMILIES APART! I TAKE YOU CHILDREN AND THAT'S A START! I'M MORE VALUED THAN DIAMONDS ,I'M MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD, THE SORROW I BRING IS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD.
IF YOU ME,REMEMBER, I'M EASILY FOUND. I LIVE ALL AROUND YOU .IN SCHOOL AND IN TOWN. I LIVE WITH THE RICH ,I LIVE WITH THE POOR. I LIVE JUST DOWN THE ROAD AND MAYBE NEXT DOOR.
I HAVE MANY NAME ,BUT THERE IS ONE YOU WILL KNOW I WRECK THING TO OBLIVION ,I AM SURE YOU'VE HEARD OF ME MY NAME IS HEROIN
MY POWER IS AWESOME, TRY ME ,YOU,ALL SEE BUT IF YOU DO ,YOU MAY NEVER BE FREE JUST TRY ME ONCE,AND I MIGHT LET YOU GO , BUT TRY ME TWICE AND I'LL OWN YOUR SOUL
WHEN I POSSESS YOU ,YOU'LL STEAL AND YOU;LL LIE YOU,LL DO WHAT IT TAKES JUST TO GET HIGH THE CRIMES YOU'LL COMMIT FOR MY NARCOTIC CHARMS WILL BE WORTH THE PLEASURES YOU'LL FIND IN MY ARMS
YOU,LL LIE TO YOUR MOTHER ,YOU WILL STEAL FROM YOUR DAD WHEN YOU SEE THEIR TEARS,YOU MUSTN'T FEEL SAD JUST FORGET ABOUT YOUR MORALS AND HOW YOU WERE RAISED I'LL BE YOUR CONSCIENCE AND I'LL TEACH YOU NEW WAYS
I TAKE KIDS FROM THEIR PARENTS,I TAKE PARENTS FROM THERE KIDS I TURN PEOPLE FROM GOD,I SEPARATE FRIENDS I'LL TAKE EVERYTHING FROM YOU ,YOUR GOOD LOOKS, EVEN YOUR PRIDE I'LL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS,RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
YOU'LL GIVE UP EVERYTHING, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR HOME ,YOUR MONEY YOUR FRIENDS,YOU'LL BE ALONE I'LL TAKE AND I'LL TAKE TILL YOU HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE WHEN I'M FINISHED WITH YOU,YOU'LL BE LUCKY TO LIVE.
IF YOU TRY ME, BE WARNED ,THIS IS NOT A GAME, IF GIVEN THE CHANCE ,I'LL DRIVE YOU INSANE I'LL RAVAGE YOUR BODY,I,LL CONTROL YOUR MIND I;LL OWN YOU COMPLETELY,YOUR SOUL WILL BE MINE
THE NIGHTMARES I'LL GIVE YOU WHEN YOU'RE LYING IN BED AND THE VOICES YOU'LL HEAR FROM DEEP INSIDE YOU HEAD THE SWEATS,THE SHAKES,THE VISIONS YOU'LL SEE I WANT YOU TO KNOW THESE GIFTS ARE FROM ME BY THEN ITS TO LATE ,AND YOU'LL KNOW IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU ARE MINE AND WE SHALL NOT PART YOU'LL REGRET YOU TRIED ME (THEY ALWAYS DO) REMEMBER.... YOU CAME TO ME ,I NOT TO YOU
YOU KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN,HOW MANY TIMES WERE YOU TOLD BUT YOU CHALLENGED MY POWER ,YOU CHOSE TO BE BOLD YOU COULD HAVE SAID NO AND JUST WALKED AWAY IF YOU COULD LIVE THAT DAY AGAIN,NOW WHAT WOULD YOU SAY MY POWER IS AWESOME AS I TOLD YOU BEFORE DO YOU WANT TO BE WRECKED TO OBLIVION JUST MAKE YOUR CHOICE WILL IT BE LIFE DEATH OR HEROIN
YOU;LL TAKE UNKNOWN PATHS ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE SOME WILL BRING HAPPINESS ,SOME WILL BE STRIFE. MY PATH IS ONE YOU MUST NEVER CROSS ALTHOUGH ITS WELL TRAVELED ,COUNTLESS LIVE HAVE BEEN LOST HOW THAT YOU'VE MET ME WHAT WILL YOU DO WILL YOU TRY ME OR NOT ITS ALL UP TO YOU I CAN SHOW YOU MORE MISER THAN WORDS CAN TELL NOW, COME TAKE MY HAND ,LET ME LEAD YOU TO HELL
SHE PASS AWAY AT THE AGE OF 27 ,LEFT 3 KIDS BEHIND
Dear baj1960, I'm sorry to hear about your niece's death. My husband and I have lost 6 in our families bacause of addictions...ages 28..32..44..47...48...53. There's more to come.
Thank you for the poem. This should be reproduced and handed out in every school in the country....posted everywhere. Who knows, it just may influence some...one's that truly think. Thanks for posting...hope we hear more from you, Deb
Baj1960, when I read this poem right after you posted it I thought "wow, this says it all." I continue to think of this poem and would absolutely love to see this placed in every school in our country! When I visited my grandson's school for lunch I noticed a wall covered with pictures the children had drawn and written about the dangers of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. However, this is so deep and so true that it would possibly make a middle or high school child think? Thank you for sharing this with us and please come back. Love, Ann