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Melissa C. Rives

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Cannot tame your addiction
your thirst for the grave
while you swallow the bitter
it’s poison can’t save…
Feeling numb for the moment
you gain some control
yet the end comes no matter
to swallow you whole.

Can’t erase what’s been done
nor roll back hands of time
though your reason seems worthy
it’s all out of rhyme…
What you seek is to run
just to hide for a day…
pushing pain deep within you
to wash it away.

Fighting daily to rise
just to breath something new
looking over your shoulder
the past comes for you…
To embrace just a moment
to swallow it in
would be heaven inside
if you’d only begin.

There’s no pill that can cure you
no needle enough
to be all that you need
when the going is tough…
It’s your soul you are killing
while drowning your sorrow
try facing today
lest you waste your tomorrow.

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Reviewed by Aamie Burnley
... another deeply explored and well written poem. life is our best teacher, even though she is sometimes cruel. nice work here!
Reviewed by Christine Morell
This is outstanding, Melissa. Moving and very well written.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
Excellent verse...very well written..
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Excellant poignant write ALL THE WAY AROUND!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
very poignant!!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
excellent write, melissa; well done! (((HUGS))) and love to you and the kiddos from texas, your friend, karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by J. R. Corbin
Not only is this well written, it is very poignant....
Jim :)
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Melissa, love your poem and advice. Your rhyming was perfect, as always.
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader)
Rough trip. Amazing that anyone would be so stupid to indulge in such a destructive habit for the lamest of excuses. Junkies contribute nothing and banqrupt the lives around them. You've treated it well. Fine work. Let's hope just one person listens, dear lady.
Reviewed by jude forese
very wise antidote...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
This is so true for many
Penned wonderfully.....
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Such excellence of verse, and wisdom of message, exceptional Melissa!
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