Addiction Poems

So part of my blog is the creative part, because facts and research can sometimes be dull and boring.

The first poem I found online. I changed the word mom/mother to you because I feel like you is more universal. I really loved this poem for a few reasons:

  1. It describes the relationship between two people before and after addictions start
  2. It is a powerful poem about how memories can help us remember the good times
  3. It has overall the good, the bad, and the ugly of every relationship regardless of who it is.

So enjoy

One Thing To Say

© Chaise Taylor

Published on February 2012

There’s only one thing I could ever say,
about the way I felt that day.
The day we sat with coloring books,
and kept laughing at our funny looks.
A memory forever imprinted in my soul,
the only one I’ll ever have, since you’ve lost control.

There’s only one thing I could ever say,
about the way I felt that day.
The day you hurt me for the first time,
and made me think breathing was a punishable crime.
A memory I’d give anything to trade;
The day my (you) started to fade.

There’s only one thing I could ever say,
to describe how I hated every day.
The days I waited up all night,
because I couldn’t sleep until you made it home alright.
A memory of mine you never even knew,
because when you arrived, I’d hide and avoid you.

There’s only one thing I could ever say,
to express how you made me cry that day.
The screaming and hate I saw in your eyes,
wasn’t my (you), but an effect of (your) highs.
A memory that haunts and refuses to decay.
and you don’t even remember it, anyway.

There’s nothing I could ever say,
to tell you how I feel today.
The pain in my heart that I’ll never get used to,
because it’s illegal for me to speak to you.
I love you, though you’ve never believed it;
through your anger, your hate, and temperamental fits.

There’s nothing you could ever say,
to make the pain all go away.
I’ll remember you for who you were,
from early memories of jumbled blur.
I miss (you), and all (you) could have been,
if (you) hadn’t let alcohol let (your) life cave in.


This second poem is of my own creation. (I am a creative writing minor).

I wrote it to show the relationship between an addictive substance and the addict.

Enjoy as well

Addictive Love 
Sometimes you fall in love
So hard and so fast,
It seems like the world stops spinning.
You fall for the one “thing”
That makes you warm inside
That keeps you happy through the night
That brings about a new you.
You fall in love;
A match you could say made in heaven
Expect for the fact:
It is a great horrible lie.
It makes you cold- physically- emotionally;
It sells your soul to sadness and your body it gives to anger;
It makes you dead inside
And when you see the attachment breaking
It’s too little too late
You’re hooked till “death do us part.”



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