Saturday, September 29, 2012

"How" (a post about dealing with an addict)


How do you deal with an addict?
How do you make them okay?
Tell me how you deal with an addict
Cus I don’t know
And I feel like I’m losing a bit of myself
Along the way.
How do you deal with an addict?
How do you remain calm, patient and happy
When they are screaming at you in anger
From a high or from withdrawals?
A way to deal with it, I cannot see.
And it can be so trying on me
When I see the anger displayed
For all the world to see
By this addict who is part
Of my family,
And then see the sadness and insecurities he shows,
And hear his pleas for me to be by his side
Because he knows
That I will be there for him, still,
Unlike the rest of our family,
Who, from him, hide,
Because they’ve given up on him.
I don’t want to abandon him, right now.
But, it can make me feel like I’ll go crasy
From too much more of this.
So, please tell me,
How do you deal with an addict?

Author:  April Morone
Date, written:  Sept. 29th, 2012


  1. Replies
    1. William,
      Thank you, hon. Glad you like it. Truly. I wondered if it was too strong of subject and of how it was written. Are there any things I need to change of it? If yes, please let me know, and I will then change it.

  2. No need for changes. It's strong as it is.

  3. As you know, I know absolutely nothing about what works in poetry. But I know how this makes me feel, and that's the only barometer I really use for anything--books, movies, music...and this evokes powerful emotions.

    1. Norma,
      Thank you, hon, for your honest opinion of this poem. I am very glad that it makes you feel and that this poem evokes powerful emotions. That it does is very good and is my goal, as well as to express about what this stressful situation really is like going through this situation. Glad that this did move you, hon.

      Glad that you like my poem and that you find it heartfelt, candid, and sincere. You like my poetry place, here? Glad you do. :) Very. :)

      Thank you, hon. :) Very glad you also like this poem and that you find it very powerful. You're very welcome. :) Ty for the hugs, sincerely so. :) I think I needed that, too. Lol. Hugs, back.

  4. This is heartfelt, sincere, candid... lovely poem.
    You have a nice place here, April.

  5. This is a wonderful poem April!The message is very powerful.Thank you for sharing it with us! {{{{HUGS}}}} for you on this!