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2016 WORDS UNLOCKED HIGHLY COMMENDED POEM:
Addiction

Poem: Addiction

School/Facility: Granite YESS @ Adolescent
Residential Treatment and Education Center
Teaching Artist: Bonnie Shaw
Poet: T.O.S.H

POEM TITLE: Addiction

She looks

into the eyes of the monster

in the mirror

and she realizes

it is her self.

Her hallow cheeks,

sunken in eyes

are bruised, black and blue,

have witnessed when the sun started to warp and tweak,

witnessed when her life became bleak.

 

The next time she slides a razor deep into her veins,

she’ll remember the pains

she felt when

she watched the meth melt.

She’s looking back to all the scars

never kissed,

looking back to all the people missed.

 

She’s looking back to before

she was behind bars,

looking back to before all she saw

on her wrists were

deep scars.

 

She’s never been so low in her life.

Now she’s just suicidal, holdin’ up a knife

to her wrists

as the thoughts in her head begin to

twist.

She’s just thirteen.