Addict Chick

Addict Chick

A Poem by Pete
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“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” ― Henry David Thoreau

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How To Know If My Child Is A Drug Addict

I talked with you when everyone said never mind her.
I listened to you when you told me how life had raped your soul.
I cried with you when we connected through the pain and hurt.
I stayed up all night holding you in my arms to keep the demons at bay.
I walked through the snow to sit with you at the hospital.
I held your hand when the nurse couldn't find a vein.
I caressed your cheek and ran my fingers through your hair despite how the poison had aged you.
I kissed you even though your breath smelled of tobacco and the poison had rotted your teeth.

I saw your inner beauty through gorgeous, cinematic eyes which served as looking glasses to your heart.
I saw an innocent, little girl holding a teddy bear, not withstanding your tough exterior.
We listened to music and sang together as we discovered that we knew the same words to the same songs.
We walked together in the street that day when we both laughed so hard that we doubled over and our stomachs hurt.
We laid naked in bed together where nothing hides.
We made love for the sake of love because all that we had to give each other was ourselves.
I sat with you week after week in the pew while they stared, pointed and whispered.

I carried your trash bag when they said you weren't welcome there anymore.
We never judged each other, despite our heavy baggage and different paths.
I pulled your hood up over your head because nothing is ever going to hurt you again, not even the wind at the train station.
Time flies when we're together because I never want it to end.

Most times, we don't have to talk; we look at each other and just know.
The poison that was in your hand has been replaced by my hand, our fingers intertwined.
You showed me how to care again and have the courage to face the new day.
Thank you addict chick.
I love you ...



© 2017 Pete



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I absolutely love this write and all that it holds for accepting someone unconditionally and seeing and believing in their light. And becoming each others point of light. Personally though I've become so aware that we can only hold them up to heal but the job of healing and loving themselves enough to be empowered to heal is up to them .... grrr life has made me hard lol.. Thank you for allowing us to read about your love...

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

3 Months Ago

thank you Tracey. everyone has a light. indeed life can block that light and make us hard. you ar.. read more



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I really love this! I can relate to this in so many ways. I love that this piece of writing shows such unconditional acceptance and love. And, the baring of a lovers soul.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Weeks Ago

thank you. i appreciate that. stay strong & be well!
I absolutely love this write and all that it holds for accepting someone unconditionally and seeing and believing in their light. And becoming each others point of light. Personally though I've become so aware that we can only hold them up to heal but the job of healing and loving themselves enough to be empowered to heal is up to them .... grrr life has made me hard lol.. Thank you for allowing us to read about your love...

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

3 Months Ago

thank you Tracey. everyone has a light. indeed life can block that light and make us hard. you ar.. read more
I can barely reply. This is so raw and it hits so close to home. Beautiful. God Bless

Sheer Terror

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

8 Months Ago

thank you Sheer. long live truth. amen.
Its such a simple concept that could move a mountain. With the lining of the certain turns as you work your way down. "I want to keep going," and before I know it its was done and left me speechless.
Thanks for sharing its really great~!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

11 Months Ago

glad you could feel it. thank you for your thoughts.
Outstanding expression of emotion and superb imagery. I loved the poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

thank you Queen for saying that. much appreciated. :)
wow, that is so emotional! So poetically creative!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

thank you Michael. I appreciate that.
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Pete, that was a hard core difficult read. It feels real and I suspect one can only write with such raw passion and power when it is indeed true.
Hugs. Starz xo


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

You are correct. It is 100% real & true. It breaks my heart & I live with it every day. She is lo.. read more
Moving and powerful. I wish I could not so intimately relate.

I would have a few suggestions as a concern for flow. Most of the poem is as eloquent as it is provocative and powerful. There are only one or two phrases that I might choose differently to keep the readers eyes engaged and prevent distraction.

Spectacular piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

Thank you. I'm sorry you can "intimately relate". Feel free to comment on your recommended changes.. read more
m.s.early

1 Year Ago

I'm no literary critic. I'm probably well under-qualified to give any true literary comment.
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Pete

1 Year Ago

Thank you m.s. I will take it under consideration and I appreciate the fact that it touched you. .. read more
A sad and powerful write and I liked the ending.
"Most times we don't have to talk, we look at each other and just know.
The poison that was in your hand has been replaced by my hand, our fingers intertwined.
You showed me how to care again and have the courage to face the new day.
Thank you addict chick.
I love you..."
Fallen souls and hearts can find comfort in each other. Must know the pain to grasp. Thank you Pete for sharing the amazing poetry and thoughts. Real life poetry is raw and needed.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote. I really appreciate that. That is what I try to do. “How vain it is to sit do.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree. We write from the gut and our experiences. You are welcome.
there was every reason not to love her, yet he did---love through the bad times makes for love that is even better when those times are behind us...there is always that feeling of love for love's sake..not because we got something from that person...but because we were there when she needed us.

this is so real...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

You are a wise man. I enjoy your writing & your reviews. You have good insight. Thank you Jacob.

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