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Love your Siblings

Updated on February 8, 2012
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The Hope

We had to write a poem in my English class and the girl who sat next to me was having a hard time writing her poem. During Peer review, she related to me that that she was having family problems that was affecting her daughters relationship with her immediate family. I wanted to help her out so I told her to let me see her poem. She handed me a paper that was a jumble of phrases and words that really touched me and I related to it, so I took her paper and told her that I would write a poem for her personally. This is what I came up with.



I have five of them, the love is equal and the same

We don't always get along, But no one is to blame

Their battles are addiction, I pray to god they change

Precious lives, and worlds of potential

To many excuses, far and wide they range

Bad Mother, Childhood trauma, The pipe is in control.

It dictates their life, and where it will soon go


To do this for my daughter, I Iive clean and drug free

For her to have a better life, this is how that it must be

Don't get me wrong, I have my faults

I drink and do smoke pot,

But to let it dictate my life, No way, absolutely not !


I love my Mother, But last night she got a call

My sister and her addictions, Took her to a bad, bad fall

Now she lays in a hospital bed, her life she keeps, we hope

Why can't this world find a way to get rid of all the dope


To my Siblings, Please listen to what I have to say

Value your lives, Love yourselves, know there is a better way

I will keep on praying, For one and all the five

Stay strong, while battling your demons

and lets all just stay Alive





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    • cleaner3 profile image
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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Bobbi, thank you bobbi, just paying it forward as we all should do.I could relate to how there was so much pain from the scourge of drug abuse, and just wanted to show that I understood and would help in my own little way.

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      cleaner3

      I am so happy I read this hub, I voted up, awesome and beautiful.

      The fellowship you showed another person, when I am sure you are very busy.

      How kind and caring, it all came through--to help, to care, and to share your talent, makes you a Hub Angel.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      anytime you need support sweets you call me I am there for you. ANYTIME.!!!!!

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      Jen Christopherson 5 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

      I feel the pain of the siblings... I feel the pain of the classmate... I find much support here and in other places or perhaps, if I were lucky, I too would hospitalized...

      Great hub!! As always! lol

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Hello, Gorgeous,It feels good to be able to see your beautiful face first thing in the morning. then see what logical facts you will speak to me about. Heres to many more.

      Do you think it is more important to have a large number of followers or a hub with substance and rich tthought and discussion between two hubbers. Why haven't you published any poetry, I think it would be very helpful to let your emotions flow plus you could show me how you feel about certain subjects without a cold matter of fact perspective

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Yes, my family member has been there too, it hurt the whole family so much...luckily he was able to get out of it 'just in time'.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Katrine, my sweet, It seems like years since I have heard from you. Thank you for telling me what i already know and been through. I escaped without anthing but straight will power.When I needed someone to call me for support they were not available.

      Glad you liked the poem

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Starting with drugs is like getting a life sentence. If you don't get out of it quickly you will end up in a vicious circle of addiction from which it's not always possible to escape, even with professional help and support. It's so horrifying and demoralizing.

      Great poem, Michael.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Caroline,Hello Gorgeous, thanks for the kind words. It's a day to day battle when you fight your addictions. With support many make it to another day.

      Much Love

      Michael

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      This was a great poem that flowed great Michael. It's really sad when drugs rule a person's life.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      G, how you doing my friend?

      Yup I was a pup not knowing how I would be treated. But It's all good now. thank you for your support.

      @ Eddi, your last hubs were awesome...

      Thanks for following.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great work and so very pwerful;here's to so many more fo r us both to shareon here.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Morning Cleaner3.

      I remember your first day on HP. You where so nervous about your first piece. Look at you now, there's not a bit of nervousness and even helping other people that are in need. Hope your classmate lerned from you.

      Take care.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      You did a masterful job of creating a poem that jumped out with visuals for me. I could see the drugs, the pain, the hurt and confusion and addiction. I know I've seen it in my own life. Thank you for helping her out, I'm sure she was very thankful. My friend you have the gift, keep writing, your style is ever so much improving with every new scribe you pen. Bravo, voted UP, awesome, beautiful and useful.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @ Dahlia Flower, thank you for your vote and for reading my poem. She liked the poem also.

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      Dahlia Flower 5 years ago from Canada

      Bravo! Amazing to think you did this on the spur of the moment in a class -- for someone else. Lots of depth for someone you didn't know really well. Voting up and awesome.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @ Melchius, thank you for your comments. I tried to express what she felt.

      @ Diana, Thank you for visiting my humble hub.

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      This is very good. It was very nice of you to help your classmate. Voted up.

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      Melchius 5 years ago from Norfolk, England

      Nice poem. There's a lot feeling there that comes across.