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Addiction
by Mariah K Rowse
Friday, March 12, 2004
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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How could you?
Do you like drowning your sorrows in the flat beer?
Night after endless nightÖ

Itís not therapy,
Itís a vice.
An addiction.

The stench of stale cigarettes.
The stumbling in at all hours of the night.
Is this how you want to be remembered?

Time to grow up now.
Take responsibility
I donít want to live like this anymore.

Iím tired.
Suffering for you.
Your addiction.

Youíd never know.
I can keep secrets too.
The tears only fall behind the locks.
Youíre beating me mentally to the point where I canít take it anymore.
Itís your loss,
Your addiction.

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Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/15/2004
Mariah, I wish I could reach out with a magic wand and change him for you, but I cannot. The addiction is deep and long lasting; sometimes for a life time. I was 50 when I kicked it. To wait around and expect him to change will most likely be futile. Alcoholics usually have to hit bottom, and he may drag you down with him. I know you well. Remember, you let me use your picture on one of my poems? And I know how your Mother Susan must feel also. Hugs and Love, yours in friendship. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/13/2004
Oh My baby Girl...

Memories. I am so happy to fly free of those burdens we suffered with him.

He will lose in the long run. You need to fly free of the nest. Let him go to the fodder fields of addiction. He's alone.

I love you.

Mother
Reviewed by jude forese 3/13/2004
the effects of addiction go far beyond the one who is addicted ... you have expressed this very powerfully ...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/13/2004
Friction from addiction, my sis has same problem as you, great kick up the butt write, good message, concur with Lori
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/12/2004
Iím tired.
Suffering for you.
Your addiction.

Now that's a revelation that so many could use. Great job!



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