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Ripped apart.

Ever had  something tear your whole family apart ?
 I have and it was terrible to watch,
 sometimes you’re  lucky and they might stay,
Other times you might want to run away,

How can it be that important you might say?
well it’s not I hope you realize that one day,  
you took everything from me not knowingly,

Even though the drugs are illegal,
you crushed them up and shot them up as much as you can,
 it’s sad when you find needles in your drawers ,
but even sadder when you walk out those doors 

 I try to tell myself the past is the past,
 but I know I’m lying and yet I try to make it last,
I tell you I love you as much as I can,
because I never know when I can hear your voice again,

As I read your letters I have to thank you,
you made my life harder,
but yet I’m stronger,
thank you for my aunts,sisters,and my father

 

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Marion Price

I really like this heartfelt poem Kristen, it is an issue close to my heart and you have expressed the anguish and damage perfectly xx

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Kristen Landrum

Thank you!! All my poems are close to my heart. Means a lot and I’ve never really shared anything like this so thanks again for the support

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Marion Price

Yes mine are also..iv written a few also on addiction and the terrible effects on family members xx

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Dean Kuch

This is raw, powerful poetry, Kristen.
It must have been gut-wrenching to dredge up those poisonous, woebegone feelings and put pen to paper (or fingers to a keyboard, as the case were).
But sometimes writing these things down in some tangible form--a form like poetry, for example--where they can be revisited over and over again is like a purging of the soul.
It helps to get 'em outta your head.
~💀♥❤️Dean Kuch❤️♥💀~

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Kristen Landrum

Thank you so much. I feel as if poetry is my way of venting. 

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Dean Kuch

I feel the same way.
You're more than welcome, Kristen.
~Dean Kuch

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Ella

really loved this!! sounds really emotional, but thats what makes a good poem! just loved it. well done!

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Kristen Landrum

I appreciate that. Thanks for the support and giving me the courage to carry on writing 

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