When you're down to nothing......

I've seen the needle and the damage done.

I watched you there standing at
the curtain waiting for you're turn
For what.....to clear your conscience
deny the pain.... anoint the burn

It seems the addictive mind must
have taken control
Gonna use the highway ......you
got to pay the toll

It's all some body elses fault
pours so easily from you're mouth
It wasn't your childrens fault that
you're common sense went south

And now you're addicted to the doctors
online presription
Just another junkie .......looking
for a new affliction

How can I love my life you ask.....
love it .....it will love you back
Stop taking the wrong train over and
over ....get your life back on track


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This line caught my attention:

"How can I love my life you ask.....

love it .....it will love you back

Stop taking the wrong train over and

over ....get your life back on track"

And how true; if we love life it will love us back, it can be turned into a habit or pattern, because generally how we feel on the inside is what is reflected back. When we are feeling balanced, grateful, loving, what is beautiful such as a sunset becomes more powerful, and what is mundane or not so beautiful doesn't affect us as much. Just thinking out loud. :)

Rated up!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

So many focus on the trials and struggles and call life negativer or not worth living and loving. We have so much beauty and joy around us even in the harshest circumstances. It is always a life to value.

I hope this thought provoking Hub will bring insight to many.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

VioletSun , you may be "just thinking" but you are so into my meaning and you sound like you have serenity down to a T . I envy that about you, you always seem so receptive of the best way forward! I wrote this about an ex addict that I knew once , and I used to think you will never get where you need to be with an attitude of anger and selfishness .I hope you guys are well ...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , even by your picture I can tell you are a true beleiver in the moment.!God bless ....:-]


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

(ahorseback), another wonderful and reflective piece. It is easy to fall into a rutt, but if only those in it could realize it is so much easier on them to pull out of it and reap those benefits that can be only seen while putting one foot in front of the other instead of stagnating! Thanks for sharing this, we can all use the reminders from time to time, including I,

MM


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I'm with Violet Sun, I liked that phrase so much, about loving life and it will love you back, about stopping taking the wrong train...you are a great poet.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Maggie May , Oh and I too , coming from an alcoholic parent I overanylize constantly. This was for someone I once knew and tried to help.. :-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , Thank you and thanks for stopping by.


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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Oh very nice poem, good message! :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Hattie,nice to see you,


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epigramman 5 years ago

...powerful passionate writing with a nice reference to Neil Young and I love your profile picture Mr. Redford - Jeremiah Johnson just happens to be one of my favorite films ......


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

epigramman, well thank you , I just realized I've not followed you , I am sorry for that, you are quite the writer my friend. Ahh and the movie yes one of my favs as well. ....be well E man...:-]


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Great message, Dad! This kind of behavior indeed already ruined many marriage and gave many children mental health problem. So sad!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Freya , Beautiful , beautiful daughter! You are so right and you know too. I hope that all is well in you're life.And the caring that you do is such a good thing!

@-->-->--- A flower for you ,


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Accepted!

With so much love...

To my poetic Dad. ^^

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