addiction < death

addiction < death

A Poem by joeysick

i am more afraid of addiction than death

same way i’m more afraid of fiction than health

you see, addiction can last years

but each year addicted, is dragged and feels like an eternity

addictions start internally and mold the person you once were

the life you once lived, now revolving around your addiction

prescription and religion will have you in chokehold submission

walking to the kitchen to grab another beer and seeing your wife

the girl of your dreams bawling her eyes out, shedding tears

personally, i would rather be 6 feet under than feel like i am

i want to be a goat, i don’t want to be a lamb

personally, i would rather be shot than be alive and forgotten

how do you know you’re living if you don’t rot in


i’d rather get the death penalty than live my life in a cell

i’d rather get it over with

than be sober with

my crying wife

my dying life

i don’t wanna pop pills

or be like scarface, cocaine

i’m just saying i’d rather be dead than forever in pain

© 2017 joeysick

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Added on December 15, 2017
Last Updated on December 15, 2017



Brooklyn, NY

competitive dabber, an artist hoping to make it in a large pond surrounded by orca whales. also mentally ill and depressed more..

pain. pain.

A Poem by joeysick