The Gateway?

The Gateway?

A Poem by Rhian Mason

We're told all about the dangers of illegal substances, but it's the legal ones we need to watch

Schooling needs to be updated
Early 20s are sedated
Their lessons on drugs?
They're told they're for mugs
The gateway isn't weed, doll
It's your first sip of alcohol

Hilarious snaps
Of your child aged 2
With a can in its grasp
Having a sip with you
There would be outrage
If that was a note 
And a line or 2 

Is this the gateway?

She's 18 now
That sip turned into 18 cans 
A few shots and a few sniffs too 
Surely the blame can't 
Be put on you

But when she sees 
Family and friends drinking
Why is it socially acceptable?
She's thinking
Disgusting snaps the morning after
She went to bed high
Vowed to never go out hereafter

© 2017 Rhian Mason

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Added on May 3, 2017
Last Updated on May 3, 2017
Tags: education, drugs, growing up, alcohol


Rhian Mason
Rhian Mason

United Kingdom

Fell in love with poetry aged 12 then life got in the way, reigniting my love through my own experiences at 18. Tell me if I'm bad, tell me if I'm good and I'll build on it. more..