We mourn those afflicted

by addiction

every day

of their lives

in anticipation of the inevitable.


fearing the way

they may

loose their souls one day


it seems too easy for some to get high

the question is why

they need to live such a lie

they fool no one

but themselves

they escape nothing

but hurt everyone who loves them


what goes through their mind?

what great pleasure derived,

that they risk death?


what urges envelope

some souls so fearlessly?


Addiction is an affliction

some say a disease

Does this news put you at ease?


Pardon me please

i will never comprehend

the affliction of addiction.


* I pray for all those who fight addiction. I was so sad to hear that one of my favorite actors may have died from an overdose.