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This is not me

Janice Altschuler 1975 (New York)



Seems like everyone gave up on me
I understand why
Not sure I can find my way back
Doesn’t matter how hard I try
Alone isolated hated and lost
Being an addict that was the cost
It’s difficult when it becomes yourself you hate
I was meant for something better this was not my fate
Nothing more then a label now
Yes that’s me
This is not the person I am supposed to be
I can’t stop the tears that continue to flow
With no one to care and no where to go

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The poem is about addiction and trying to accept it

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Written on September 03, 2021

Submitted by janalt94 on September 08, 2021

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