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8.17.2013

Liquid Handcuffs - Poem

Liquid Handcuffs



They call it 'liquid handcuffs',
They say I'll be it's slave
They tell me it might even
Put me in an early grave



'Methadone is evil',
They say it rots your bones
To pay your clinic fees
You'll have to take out several loans

They say that all my feelings
Will be numb as numb can be
The normal ups and downs of life
Won't register with me

They say I'll stand in line
With the dealer and the junkie
And on my back I'll carry
A mean methadone monkey

They really do confuse me
I know they can't be right
"cause I'm going home to sleep
In my warm, snug house tonight

It's filled with love and laughter
My loved ones by my side
And I finally am able
To be wife, mother and guide

To trust in me, they're able
They know that I'll be there
Of cravings and of misery
I no longer am aware

To trust in me, they're able
They know that I'll be there
Of cravings and of misery
I no longer am aware

I no longer feel so sad
So depressed and blue each day
I used to feel that anything
Would beat living that way

But now I feel a happiness
And a joy I can extoll
My mind, which didn't function right
Has finally been made whole

So please, before you tell me
That methadone's so bad
Just ask my family how they feel
They've gone from sad to glad

And isn't getting better
What recovery's all about?
It's not 'my way' or 'your way'
But how it all comes out"




Zenith
Source: http://excoboard.com/Methadone_Anonymous_Forums

2 comments:

  1. Zac, I thought my comment got published; guess not though! Great poen & read.
    Maureen/Mo
    AZNAMA R

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    1. Oh no, Mo! I don't have to approve your comments or anything, and this is the only one I've seen! I'm so sorry. Must be a Blogger/Computer glitch? I just loved this poem by Zenith, so I had to share with our readers! :-)

      All the best,
      Zac Talbott
      NAMA-R TN

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