By Twinkle VanFleet
You don’t have to go there
Leave behind the bondage of someone else’s sin
You’re stronger than all you seemed
Be your own conscience, redeemed.
Wake up, wake up
Never met Angel, never met Molly,
Never headed toward the main line
Glanced over at the snow,
Wash broke so many lives.-
Rising above the influence,
In crowds that made it seem
It’s okay to indulge,
Be accepted into the cream.
Redik, no trip,
nevah needed the shit
Didn’t have to go there
Throw down, omit.
A little lick, no trick
Imagery and fuse
Before you miss the point
This is my nikkah ass muse.
Pressure to the hopeless,
The ones left behind,
In a world full of chaos
Pain and loss entwined.
star-dust, where the go?
Ball, Bomber, chasing the grams
Crashing hard, heading for the Q
Reaching for the Bamb Bambs.
Wake up, wake up,
Popping pills, La glass, got to go fast
Better not go there
They got your name on blast
Comin’ down, losing yourself,
Remember who you are
You make you or break you,
Come back from afar.
Never had to meet Angel,
Never went looking for Molly,
Didn’t travel down that main line
No time for dimes just a few rhymes.
No mistake in walking the shoes
Of someone else, nothing to lose
All was gained, no regrets
I got this shit on reset
Let the devil’s catch the fade
With your own will power
Because only we control
Our final hour
Drug abuse, misuse, alcohol, wild hearts judged
No one got backbone, until they be grudged.
Wake up, wake up
You’re stronger than your worse dream
Love yourself first and last,
Be absolute and pristine.
I got you!
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This piece is most likely controversial. There is much imagery in it. It’s written from the point of multiple views.
It is dedicated to all those who struggle with addiction and all those who’ve come up on the other side despite the ‘tragedies’ of life. It does not reflect personal addiction, but rather understanding from multiple sources. Slightly edited from the original.
Collaborative consideration open for discussion.
Any judgement for this piece will only make me prouder of it. #StrongerThanPain #Ohana
Very Well done Poetry, I admire your talent. It says things that many of us cannot put into words.
Thank you Barrie.
I sometimes struggle with the anxiety high’s over what is acceptable to share or if I should hold back. Mine are a combination of first to fourth person views, emotions and perceptions. No one ever really knows which is which unless I add commentary. I like it that way. Though from time to time I add a little note at the end to offer a hint.
Most grateful for your comment. Means a lot.