Poem: Destroying Yourself

Updated on August 30, 2019
Brenda Arledge profile image

I am a writer. I love to write. I feel words have a way of connecting people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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Mixed emotions,
drug fueled,
lost on a journey by yourself,
hurting loved ones along the way.

Confusion from one moment
to the next
with ever changing moods,
thoughts tangled in a web of lies.

Piece by piece,
life is changing before your eyes,
trusting in a feeling when you are high,
destroying the good person hiding inside.

"Why" by Rascal Flatts

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    © 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you for reading my work, Dana.

        It is a hard choice when you want the best for someone.

        Praying is a constant reminder of how confused the person is at the moment, but likely the only thing that might help.

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        Dana Tate 

        2 months ago from LOS ANGELES

        One of the most heartbreaking choices I had to make was to leave someone who was destroying themselves. I had to learn I couldn't fix them only pray for them.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, Sara.

        I appreciate you reading my work.

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        SARA 

        2 months ago from Islamabad

        "Thoughts tangled in a web of lies."..

        Very nicely written poem.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thanks, Lorna.

        Yes, it is such a tragedy to watch someone destroying himself.

        Thanks for reading.

      • Lorna Lamon profile image

        Lorna Lamon 

        2 months ago

        Your poem highlights the tragedy behind drugs. I particularly liked your last line which is so often the case.

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