Poem -

Held Captive

I come to you when weakness ensues.
Preoccupied with pain, your feelings so confused.

I call your name and say here is relief.
Little do you know I am your worst enemy and thief.

You hurt so bad you think… one time won't hurt.
But I'm a master at being horribly covert. 

I come in many colors, black, brown or white.
Just lay out a line and all will be right. 

Time goes by without needing me.
But a patient predator I am, this you'll soon see. 

Watching and waiting for your low to arrive.
For that’s my cue and it’s when I thrive. 

You want something stronger that works even faster.
Then it’s time for the pipe, just trust your master. 

Blinded by bliss you don't even know,
I'm slowly beginning to own your soul.

You feel me calling you deep in your core. 
The need … the cravings infect you even more.

I think something stronger is definitely in store. 
So roll up your sleeve and let's start to explore. 

So many veins waiting to be used. 
Just inject that small bevel and I will be infused. 

Your ride will take you to a place of no pain. 
The only drawback is you will be filled with great shame. 

Family and loved ones will no longer matter. 
Your love for me will keep them torn and shattered. 

I will run through your veins seeping into your cells,
Slowly overtaking you while your world turns to hell.

Your short time in heaven will be all that you chase,
For the devil… he now resides in your grace. 

I will try for eternity to keep you distracted. 
Not wanting you to know that you really could extract me

There is something greater than even me.
But you must not know because I need to feed. 

A higher power is something I can’t take from you.
Those who have fought me know this to be true. 

Admitting your powerless is my worst fear.
Like a dagger it hits me as hard as a spear. 

Coming to believe and turning it over-
Are pathways to this nightmare finally being over.  
 

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Lily Cas

Bethany...first of all welcome to cosmo! Second, I am so glad you decided to post here because this write is absolutely amazing. It is now one of my favorites that I have ever read. The fact that I knew exactly what you were talking about without you ever having to mention it is a gift. Your portrayal of someone using drugs and needing that better high and their life eventually spiraling to the end and how you personified the drugs is just amazing. 

I will run through your veins seeping into your cells,
Slowly overtaking you while your world turns to hell.
Your short time in heaven will be all that you chase,
For the devil… he now resides in your grace. 

These are my favorite lines. But I also love the way you turned it around at the end saying that addiction, the drugs, worst fear is the person realizing that they need to snap out of it and turn their life back around and take away their power over them...this write is just phenomenal in so many ways...I could put myself into this write because of the way you worded it and wrote it...amazing. Pinned and all stars! I really really look forward to reading more from you! :))

xxxxLily

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Bethany

AWE, Thank you so much for such a kind response, but also an in-depth response too. I'm not a drug addict but I work with many that i see suffering from heroine addiction. Often seeing over and over how it destroys them. I can't help but be affected by the destruction I see this drug do. 
Thank you again for your feedback and sharing. 

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