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A Tale of Addiction

A Tale of Addiction
By ChestersDaughter on 10/31/2007
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A graduate from the School of Hard Knocks
Whose only shelter is a cardboard box
Patrols the streets with his shopping cart
Recently pilfered from the mini mart
A filthy fedora upon his head
Shades souless eyes which are so dead
The truth is this man once was quite wealthy
But choices he made were not wise or healthy
A heroin habit became his only pursuit
Consuming him both branch and root
With the loss of his job, his possessions he sold
In order to obtain the drug he deemed gold
Until the time when nothing remained
Everything he owned shot into his veins
His assets gone, and no place to call home
The lonely streets he was forced to roam
He soon realized the error of his ways
After suffering withdrawal for countless days
Clean and sober he now digs through the trash
Cursing himself for needing his stash
At night in his box, he lies awake
Ruefully regretting his awful mistake
Perhaps one day he'll have his life back
If fate deigns to be kind to this victim of smack


© By ChestersDaughter On 10/31/2007 2:37:42 PM
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