The Addict

Editor’s Note: This poem is not written in defense of drug abuse, illegal drugs or actions taken by people under the influence of drugs. Instead, it is an attempt by this author to get in the place of an addict based on numerous media reports which seem to daily indicate a growing problem of drug abuse in this country.

The Addict

One day I was sick, very ill, and
the doctor prescribed potent pills.
I need them; couldn’t get my fill, and
I can’t get enough of them still.
They seem to take away my will.
I started stealing to pay the bills.
Then my gun was for me to kill those
who tried to stop me from my pills.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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