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I'm Your Disease

I hate meetings. I hate Higher Power. I hate anyone who has  a program. To you who come in contact with me, I wish you death and I wish you suffering. Allow me to introduce myself: I am the disease of addiction. Cunning, Baffling, and Powerful, that's me. I have killed millions and I am pleased. I love to trick you with the element of surprise. I love pretending I am your friend and lover. I have given you comfort, have I not. Wasn't I there when you were lonely? When you wanted to die, didn't you call me? I was there. I love to make you hurt. I love to make you cry. Better yet, I love when I make you numb you can neither hurt or cry. You can't feel anything at all. This is true glory. I will give you instant gratification and all I ask of you is long-term suffering. I have been there for you always. When things were going right in your life, you invited me in. You said you didn't deserve these good things, and I was the only one who would agree with you. Together we were able to destroy all the good things in your life. People don't take me seriouserly. They take strokes seriously, heart attacks seriously, even diabetes they take seriously. Fools that they are, they don't that without my help these things would not be madepossible. I am such a hated disease and yet I do not come uninvited. You choose to have me. So many have chosen me over reality and peace. More than you hate me, I hate all of you who have a Twelve-Step Program. Your program, your meetings, your Higher Power. All weaken me and I can't function in the manner I am accustomed to. Now I must lie here quitely. You don't see me, but I am growing, bigger than ever. When you only exist, I may live. When you live, I exist. But I am here...And until we meet again~I wish you death and suffering.    
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Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
I wrote this poem when I was in a detox center, it really hits home with me to my soul. I lost my only sister and her 18 year old son to an accidental drug overdose, yes, both of them. So this poem really hits me deep down to my soul. People, please take note to and admit to your disease of addiction very seriously, for it does kill millions of people every day. I fought my disease of addiction and won, you can too; only if you choose to.
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
I wrote this poem for many reasons, I just got home from detox today. I've lost my only sister and her only son to drug-overdose. Pleaase take this poem very seriously, for I do.
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
Very well done!!!
Poetry.com 3.7 out of 5 based on 7 votes.
yvonne sensing More than 1 year ago
goodness only comes to you through love...you may have a message here...but it makes me sick
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
You say I have a message here, but yet it makes you sick. This poem of mine is very true. The disease of addiction kills millions of people every day, I know this from first hand experience, for I lost my only sister and her 18 year old son to an accidental drug overdose; yes both of them. So please take my poem to heart.
Tom Kennedy More than 1 year ago
Keep writing as we must hear this message too
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
I wrote this poem while I was in a detox center. The disease of addiction kills millions of people every day, but yet people take the disease of addiction as a joke. I fought my disease of addiction and won. So please take this poem of mine to heart.
Peter Gibson More than 1 year ago
Really good poem. I found myself laugthing at the harsh truths because i know what its all about and so easilly related to it. Truth is though that no matter how easy it is to blame life on addiction, we all live and die by our own actions. Thing is though people born with an addictive personallity were never born with a heated up silver spoon in there hands or a half empty bottle of jack, they just applied it in there life in a positive instead of negative role. Really enjoyable
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
I am glad that you understand the point of my poem. I wrote it while I was in a detox center. The disease of addiction kills millions of people every day, I know this from first hand experience. For I lost my only sister and her 18 year old son to an accidental drug overdose, yes, both of them. I chose to fight my disease of addiction and won. But yet people take the disease of addiction as a joke.
Cesar Cazares More than 1 year ago
I like the feeling, but you should try to write in stanzas
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
I'm very happy that you like the feeling of my poem. But yet every day people take the disease of addiction as a joke, but yet the disease of addiction kills millions of people every day. I chose to fight my disease of addiction and won.
ann johnson-murphree More than 1 year ago
Poet's message rings in a clear voice. ajm
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
So, you find my poem interesting. I wrote this poem while I was in a detox center, I chose to fight my disease of addiction and won. But yet, people take the disease of addiction as a joke; I'll never understand why. For the disease of addiction kills millions of people every day.
Neal Nulph More than 1 year ago
A bit like poetry but without the bother of constricting poetic qualities.
ALICE BORUPILE More than 1 year ago
TRY BEING A BIT POSITIVE
roger yocum More than 1 year ago
try writing something this good and then you can give people one star
Tonya Rix More than 1 year ago
You tell me to be a bit positive. How can I or anyone else be positive about the disease of addiction? I lost my only sister and her 18 year old son to the disease of addiction, but yet I'm expected to be positive. I wrote this poem while I was in a detox center, I chose to fight my disease of addiction and won. People like you take the disease of addiction as a joke. But yet the disease of addiction kills millions of people every day. So you need to rethink your opinion of my poem.
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