Name Your Poison

By Damien

2 packs of cigarettes a day
a shot of bourbon in my coffee for my headache
12 pack of Lite, I'm watchin my weight
Pills are color coded, so I know which ones to take
therapist says I'm ok
shrink just wants paid
hope I can afford the co-pays

My head is the place I keep my toys in
Bi-polar, autistic with ADD, so I have choices
I wonder if anyone else hears the voices
cut my wrist, bang my head...to stop the noises
All else has failed, just name your poison

Uppers, downers and various mood stabilizers
Aderall, Vicadin mixed with a mild horse tranqulizer
roll one up and do a line
somethings crawling on me, give me a knife
I'm feeling Quevo Gold tonight
first person who looks at me, there's gonna be a fight
this is out, give me a light

My heart is racing, somethings not right
the ambulance is coming, hold on tight
flat on my back, everything is black
someone said, "I can't bring him back"
heart attack
cause of death unknown, probable overdose
services to be held tommorrow
family requests the casket be closed
they didn't know
so many problems, never diagnosed
died a block from home
alone

Cut my wrist, bang my head...to stop the noises
all else has failed, just name your poison

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Copyright 2019 Damien
Published on Thursday, July 4, 2019.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Damien On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Damien (191)By person wrote:

    In the 90's every kid with a problem was ADD. Today it seems Bi polar disorder is the diagnosis of choice. I do not have any of these, never cut myself but it is all around me. Thanks for reading.

  • 13sonsofgod On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 13sonsofgod (659)By person wrote:

    My brother, you are not alone..for when we come, all voices gone !! And as a butcher, I know the feel of the blades cut !! Deep write, I'll take a large shot bourbon in my coffee as well ! Toast to you my brother !! Well done on your write !!!

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