THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR A LOVED ONE WHO I HAD TO WATCH AS HE TOOK A DOWNFALL PATH OF AN ADDICTION TO PAIN MEDICATION:
All of that consuming power,
Packed into one little pill,
Your mind becomes devoured,
And you are taken against your will.
At first it does not seem so bad,
You enjoy the relief it gives,
The pain that you once had,
Is no longer felt or lives.
Over time you start to ache again,
You begin to take more powerful pills,
Yet, that familiar feeling doesn’t come to an end,
It all seems to stand very still.
Now, here you are, relying on this drug,
Even though it is no longer assisting,
You don’t even see the concern in your beloved,
You are now mindless and begin resisting.
Blindness takes over your feelings,
Only the anger decides to remain,
You were once a very different being,
In such a beautiful way.
But there is still someone who believes highly in you,
And who knows you can overcome,
You can rise above and make it through,
Because you have the strength… more than some.