The Fire In My Veins

Location

62959
United States
37° 41' 51.3456" N, 88° 55' 20.0208" W

The fire in those eyes brings me to sudden silence,
The darkness beckons deeply; threatens to turn violent.
Life inside that mind must be eternal pain,
every word spoken as if it is in vain.
It's hidden from the world; just waiting and waiting.
No one know it's there; growing and hating.
Believing life's planned out by karma or fate,
but ignoring the truth, that it's not too late.
I feel the fire in my veins; pushing and rushing.
Its hands clasp around my heart; holding and crushing.
My life is not my own, but should not be a chore;
I try to struggle free: it tightens more and more.
My mind is flowing, but slowly dying,
Dad is screaming, mom is crying.
What have I done? I'm not myself;
Life's gone hazy and dim: I've completely lost my health.
The beeping of the machines rang clear;
I overdosed, the end so near;
Thank you "best friend" for that calming addiction;
that turned my life into this great affliction.

Comments

Laura Pound

This poem was inspired by an experience that my cousin went through. He looked to me for help and told me everything he thought and felt when he overdosed. I wanted this poem to show the emotional aspect along with the tragic and scary face that is drug use, so i put some of his emotions and thoughts into a fictional poem that could express all of these things as well as let my creative mind experiment with a situation that people can relate to.

Laura Pound

This poem was inspired by an experience that my cousin went through. He looked to me for help and told me everything he thought and felt when he overdosed. I wanted this poem to show the emotional aspect along with the tragic and scary face that is drug use, so i put some of his emotions and thoughts into a fictional poem that could express all of these things as well as let my creative mind experiment with a situation that people can relate to.

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