HALL OF POETS POETRY OF THE WEEK - BY RICHARD M KNITTLE JR.

HALL OF POETS POETRY OF THE WEEK 


Hall of Poets Poetry of the week goes to "Living Your Life In The Darkness" By RICHARD M KNITTLE Jr. which is a two part addiction poem.






Author's note: Addiction is destroying everything that we know. This is a two part addiction poem told in both views as a former addict and a family member who has felt the pain and seen with my own eyes the destruction that addiction causes.


Married to your addiction

(Part One)

living your life in the darkness, 
always running away 
from the light, for the evils 
of addiction has taken you 
far away from the fight. 
I miss you so very much, 
and who you used to be, so 
loving and a caring person 
that I no longer ever get to see. 
The love and affection that we 
once shared has been taken 
by all of your hurtful lies. 
As you are married now to your 
addiction, I can see it in your 
bloodshot eyes. 
The late nights that I stayed up 
and worried, if you were dead 
or sitting in jail, waiting for a 
phone call from the devil, 
who is waiting for you now in hell. 
Maybe one day you will 
know how much that I loved you, 
and that I tried everything that 
I could, but I have no more fight 
in my heart or soul, so I need to 
leave you and your addiction for good. 
Don't think that I don't still love 
you, because I still cry when I hear 
our song, but I cannot keep you 
from falling anymore, for I am just 
no longer all that strong. 
Always remember that I loved you 
and I will remember a time you 
loved me. But I would rather 
remember the old you, 
and not the person that I now see.


JUST A FOOL
(Part Two) 

I was broke, and all alone, 
I destroyed my family, and I lost my 
home, on my knees, with no sleep, 
for addiction filled my soul to deep. 
Lost my job and my car but it is okay I 
will steal another that is not too far, 
I will do anything just to get high, 
rob and rape and that is no lie. 
Did not care if I needed more, for 
just five dollars I will be your whore. 
I stole her money and I beat that girl 
for just ten bucks and all of her pills. 
Robbed a store for a fifty greens 
a bag of dope now filled my dreams
I smoked that bowl that I rolled 
mind now twisted and spinning 
out of control no turning back, it is now my 
fate I sold my soul now it is
too late. On a street, in some ditch, 
I am laying here dying is that not a bitch. 
I overdosed and now here I lay 
wishing now that I could go back 
to some better days. 
Too late for me, but not for you, 
so listen to your parents and stay in 
school Just say no when they ask or 
you will end up like me an addict 
who is just a fool.

Richard M Knittle Jr. © 2015, 2016

#Children over #Drugs don't be stupid.


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Richard M Knittle Jr is a Number One Best Selling Author, Poet, and Talk Show Host of Poetry Because It Matters with Author and Poet Richard M Knittle Jr. On Thursday night at 9 pm CST on Artist First Radio www.artistfirst.com


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