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Crystal Meth

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 8:49 AM


Dear Readers, I have had a spate of illness lately. Last Thursday I had my appendix removed. Previously it was an infection. Soon it will be a pair of dental crowns.

I intended to have a funny piece about my medical issues ready, but between narcotics and oozing wounds, it has been a difficult task. Expect it sometime after Sept. 11.

Reviewing my material, I rediscovered this piece. I am not a poet. I read this poem in a Valley newspaper two or three years ago and it really spoke to me. Please read it to the end to get the full impact.

Hello, My Friend,

I destroy homes. I tear families apart.

I take children and that's just a start.

I'm more valued than diamonds, more precious than gold.

The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

If you need me, remember, I'm easily found.

I live all around you, in school and in town.

I live with the rich, I live with the poor.

I live just down the street, maybe next door.

I'm made in a lab, but not like you think.

I can be made under the kitchen sink,

in your Child's closet, or out in the woods.

If this scares you to death, it certainly should.

I have many names, but there's one you'll know best.

I'm sure you've heard of me. My name's Crystal Meth.

My power is awesome. Try me. You'll see.

But if you do, you may never break free.

Just try me once, I might let you go.

Try me twice and I'll own your soul.

When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie.

You'll do what you have to, just to get high.

The crimes you'll commit for my narcotic charms

Will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in my arms.

You'll lie to your mother, you'll steal from your dad.

When you see their tears, you must not feel sad.

Just forget your morals, and how you were raised.

I'll be your conscience. I'll teach you my ways.

I take kids from parents. I take parents from kids.

I turn people from God. I separate friends.

I'll take your good looks, I'll take your pride.

I'll be with you always, right by your side.

You'll give up everything. Your family, your home.

Your money, your friends, you'll be all alone.

I'll take and I'll take till you've no more to give.

When I finish with you, you'll be lucky to live.

If you try me, be warned. THIS IS NOT A GAME.

If I'm given the chance, I'll drive you insane.

I'll ravage your body. I'll control your mind.

I'll own you completely. Your soul will be MINE.

The nightmares I'll five you when you're lying in bed,

And the voices you hear from inside of your head.

The shakes, the sweats, and the visions you'll see.

I want you to know, these are your gifts from me.

By then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart,

That you are now 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. How many times were you told?

But you challenged my power. You chose to be bold.

You could have said "no" and just walked away.

If you could live over, now what would you say?

My power is awesome, as I told you before.

I can take your mother and turn her into a whore.

I'll be your master, you'll do as I say,

Even when I tell you to go to your grave.

Now that you've met me, what will you do?

Will you try me or not? It's all up to you.

I can show you more misery than words can tell.

Come, take my hand. Let me lead you to hell.


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I have never understood how any individual can wake up one day and make the decision that this is the day I am going to try meth. Who would ever think they are the one that is going to beat this drug? I just don't get it, and I never will.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 7:36 AM

Virtue pays dividends down the road. Sin pays dividends right now.

I don't think that people wake up thinking that "today I will try meth. I am the one who can beat it." Rather, they know that "Bobby used it a few weeks ago and he/she seems fine. He/she said the high was awesome.

(From what I know, the high is awesome.)

No one thinks that just one hit is giving my soul to the devil. No one thinks, that "I am surrendering to evil. That I will forget everything I was taught about right and wrong."

But that is what happens.

I do not wear my religion on my sleeve. In most respects, I am not inclined to think that angles or devils are actively involved in the day to day aspects of our lives. However, if an inanimate object can truly be evil, it is meth.

But as evil always does, it lures with glamour, sex, pleasure, etc. It is well down the road when you realize that your teeth are gone, your body is twice your age, and your brain is permanently changed.

Try to explain that to a 14 year old.

Charles Hear

-- Posted by Charles Hear on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 7:35 PM

That poem above is a revised one about alcohol. For the life of me, I will not understand how so many drugs, when they hit the "market" are always put in the limelight. Alcohol, by far is the most deadly drug around. It seems like since it is legal to purchase (not abuse), it is not as bad as the others. Alcohol is the ONLY drug (yes, it is a drug) that you can DIE from, if not medically withdrawn. Drugs like heroin make you wish you were dead... alcohol KILLS. Not all people react to alcohol withdrawal the same, but I must be medically detoxed and I'm sure others do, too. I was in Hamilton Center detox unit 25 times before I finally got it! I've been clean since 1992. "Change people, places and things". If it risks losing my anonymity here, I'm willing. Human lives are worth it. I'll contact Charles Hear and you can contact him too and I'm sure he'll hook us up.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Thu, Sep 15, 2011, at 12:33 PM

Dear Dagnabit,

One of my very best friends has been sober for 20 years now. I marvel at him.

Alcohol cost him his career in the army, his wife, their child, and everything else. His rock bottom was living in a campground, in a tent, paying his camp rent by sweeping the streets and doing odd jobs on the grounds. Today he is a Vice President of a large corporation and nationally recognized in his industry. But when he hit his rock bottom, he was between hours to days from dying.

To my amazement, he told me that from time to time he still has cravings. I would never have known and never suspected that addiction could hold a person so long into their sobriety.

Dagnabit, I have no idea who you are. However, the people that I know, friend and foe alike, who have overcome addiction are all amazing people. Everyone of them have an incredible self awareness, a humility, and incredible strength born of incredible struggle.

Always feel welcome to share your insights and experiences in this little corner of the Internet.

-- Posted by Charles Hear on Fri, Sep 16, 2011, at 8:51 PM

Alcohol and drugs are the most harmful for our health and also for our life. It is make many change our lifestyle and the overdose of drugs spoil our life. So try to keep distance from such drugs which are harmful for us.


-- Posted by shree12 on Tue, Dec 6, 2011, at 5:12 AM

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