The Life and Lies of an Addict
Look into these eyes, see how they glaze.
I’m sitting in this room yet not quite here.
Looking out at the world through a thick haze.
This trip is killing me I do fear.
Tie the thread, knot it good and tight.
With just a bit of scarlet in the vile,
Slowly you can see I am losing the fight.
What follows swiftly, the taste of bile.
Living a life full of lies and deceit.
Always hiding things, and secrets to keep.
The hold it has is too strong to defeat.
They all care so much, i can see them weep.
Isolating my family and friends,
Until this life comes to its bitter end.
By Alyssa Sammartino
2 thoughts on “The Life and Lies of an Addict By Alyssa Sammartino”
This is very good. Tragic, sad, but very good. I think it captures the journey of an addict well.
Very powerful image I got while reading this poem