In my travels as a motivational speaker and conference keynote speaker, I get the great pleasure of meeting lots of people from many different walks of life. I always feel so honored when someone takes the time to email me or send me a Facebook message describing their tough situation as well as others that want to share a story or a poem with me. Many of life’s difficulties are centered around drugs and alcohol. The addiction is hard to break and is one of the main reasons that children are put in foster care. This poem is a perfect example of how addiction can take over a person’s life and destroy everything good in their path…including their precious children. I know…I paid the price for my parents mistakes and was put in foster care for 13 years. This poem touched my soul.
Hello, My Name is Drugs and Alcohol.
I destroy homes, tear families apart, take your children, and that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold, the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
And if you need me, remember I’m easily found, I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.
My power is awesome; try me you’ll see, but if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.
When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie. You do what you have to do, just to get high.
The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms, will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms.
You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad, when you see their tears, you feel sad.
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised, I’ll be your conscious, I’ll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I’ll be with you always, right by your side.
You’ll give up everything…your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and take, until you’ll have nothing more to give. When I’m finished up with you, you’ll be lucky to live.
If you try me, be warned, this is no game. If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body; I’ll control your mind. I’ll own you completely; your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed, the voices you hear from inside of your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see; I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, that you are mine and we shall not part.
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do…but you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen. Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said No, and just walk away, but if you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I’ll be your master; you’ll be my slave, I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do? Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell. Come take my hand, I’ll take you to Hell!
This poem is by Samantha Reynolds with the original title Ms. Crystal Meth
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Drugs have played a big role in my life Ann i remember the first time i read this poem i was doing a SAP program at The women’s Healing place out is so true drugs have changed me so bad an yes it took my children my life freedom but today i am trying to get my life back together my children an keep my head right i really don’t no what to do with myself anymore it was always take my pills sleep our go get drunk ask do what ever i could get my whole family is suffering my sister just had a baby an he was sick an she just left him an now he is in foster care i feel like a flyer cuz i couldn’t bed strong enough an i held his hand drugs i got one of my children back now i am working on the lawyer money for my son so i have to remind myself some girls never get to c there kids cuz they get placed with strangers but mine went with family i can’t wait till they are her all the time an i no i better start finding friends that want the same thing i want an that is not to grab his hand again