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I Won't Die (repost)
by Sue Hess

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Thinking about my daughter today made me remember this old poem, and it was resurrected

Iím seventeenÖI wonít die
From getting high
One little smoke, one little toke
One or two drinks are okay
A few pills to make my day
Or maybe just one fix

Iím twenty-fiveÖI didnít die
From getting high
I tried the smoke, the exstacy
I took the pills
They didnít kill me
it's just getting by
except for the occasional fix

Thirty-five, Iím still alive
Didnít die, from getting high
Course the smoke is now a joke
And the pill just ainít no thrill
Still like to drink, but best of all
Is that little fix

Fifty-five, God, am I still alive
Iím so tired of getting high
Sometimes I wish
That I would die
From the crack I smoke
The deadly toke
The pills I crush, hoping for a rush
In that one last fix

I was right, I didnít die
though now i sometimes try
and when i fail i sit and cry
Wishing Iíd never started
Getting high

Dying isn't always the worst thing to happen from getting high

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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/21/2005
Excellent poem, Sue! So many young folks need to read this poem! It should be circulated among the school children ... and others.
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 5/19/2005
excellent write, both in style and message!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/19/2005
Dying isn't always the worst thing to happen

How sadly true, Sue - and this is quite a write.
Reviewed by jude forese 5/18/2005
the hopelessness of drug abuse is powerfully defined in this pensive poem ...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/18/2005
Riveting commentary on the cost of a lifetime of drug abuse.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/18/2005
Many don't live that long and it's a shame that our secular world contributes to this madness.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/18/2005
wow. this one should be required reading for every teen or twenty-something with that "I'll never die." attitude. thanks for reposting it. Dawn
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/18/2005
Excellent write...thanks for sharing!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/18/2005
A poem to rattle the senses (I hope)! Excellent work Sue!

Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/18/2005
Superb write Sue very profound messege.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/18/2005
Powerful message that I hope many that need to hear, will hear.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/18/2005

You may have saved many teens and parents grief with this sobering, excellent write--BRAVA! Very well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
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