ARE U CLEAN - Poetry About Drug Use

For Someone I Know Who Is Hurting.....


Are U Clean?

Are you clean as your neighbor

The one who sweeps the floor

Or are you hiding in your shelter

From the glowing uniform

Did you forget your birthday

Or just forget the time

Does it seem like you are sleeping

Through the crazy x-ray storm.

It's as clean as you make it

Throw your paint onto the sun

When you clean up all of your thinking

Then we'll know your war is done

Shake away the old man

Who speaks the hidden tongue

He will guide you through your pleasures

Then hurt you til you run

Into the clean and forgotten air.

Are U clean like the duster

When it forgets about the dust

Are you clean like a pleasure

That forgot about the lust.

You are clean when you run

Clean beneath the sun

But you forgot to measure

How your dress has come undone.


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meteoboy 6 years ago from GREECE

A little hub from you, but, this contains a big and important meaning. Thank you for sharing with us.


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TrixieGator 6 years ago

my ~ i am speechless...


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Addiction/Drug Abuse touches over 50% of families worldwide and is a quickly growing epidemic. Treatment facilities are at capacity and waiting lists growing. Are you clean? I believe a Higher Power was speaking through you G, this is superb!


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Excellent thoughts in poetic mood, well done...


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

meteoboy...thank you for your lovely and heartfelt comment. Best, G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

TrixieGator....thanks for stopping in. Best, GPAGE


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

HappyHer....thank you so much for your comment. It is sad really how bad it is out there in the world.....especially with young people. Best, G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Moulik Mistry...thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment. Best, GPAGE


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I look really hurt. But I now those are a fact. Thanks to express your feeling by the poem.

warm regards.

Prasetio


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

So true about our lives. How much of our real lives do we hide? We all have secrets. We all have skeletons in our closets. We try and try to keep those things as hidden as we can, but sometimes someone finds the closet and opens it. Sometimes we aren't so careful and we unwittingly leave the closet open a crack and someone gets a chance to peak in at what we've hidden there.

I think that's what you were trying to convey in your words. In any event, this is how I interpreted them. Job well done.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

prasetio30....thanks for dropping by and leaving your kind words. Best, G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Springboard....thanks for stopping in.....also for leaving your thoughts.....I'm glad you were able to look into my poem and get something from it. I really appreciate that you took the time to write your thoughts here. Best, G


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

It's good to see you back! I've read this through maybe five times............ it's powerful; know that, and I hope that whoever you wrote this for knows that they have a true friend in you. True friends are few, but I'd rather have that one true friend than 100 of the other!

Again, it's good to see you!

Kaie


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Kaie......thank you so much for your lovely and heartfelt comment......I have always tried to help people who are hurting, but sometimes nomatter what you do, there is only so much when they "refuse" to help themselves.....this is what made me write this.....a bit "frustrated" that I can't do anything else......SO hoping by putting it out there, something will "happen." G


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Woooo how on earth did I miss this lil jewel, deff love this G, it even has the Captains mind a thinking, we want more of this from you x


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

hey there TattoGuy! So nice to see you here (as always) ;

Thank you so much for your lovely words and heartfelt comments......they always warm my heart.........I DO love to write like this and plan to do more ; G


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Wow, very deep and powerful. Sure hope that the meaning of your words reach out and find their mark.

beautifully woven words my dear

Zsuzsy


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Zsuzsy Bee....I'm currently embracing this side of me right now. Been a long time coming. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. G


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii

Heartwrenching G! You feel so deep, that's why i love you, like a very close friend. It must have been a difficult piece to write. Keep at it. Write, sing...


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

Beautiful! Beautiful!..this is one of the best i have read so far.Brought some memories back to me..

Great Hob GPAGE.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

IV! Thank you so much for your heartfelt words! I did feel sad after I wrote this......G


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Rossimobis.......thank you so much.......G


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privateye2500 6 years ago from Canada, USA, London

I see this - I feel it - it is part of why I feel the way I do I guess about my profession.

I like your poem G - I really do - says a lot.

Melanie


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

PE! Thanks for stopping in...so nice to see you here! It has been a while......

Thank you also for your lovely words......Best, G


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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Very well done GPAGE; its wording is bold but not too rash or condescendingly severe. It is also very easy to read. As such, I believe it has the ability to reach many people that need to be touched smartly in this respect.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Timothy....Thank you for your very kind comment. Your words and support are very much appreciated! Best, GPAGE

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