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ARE U CLEAN - Poetry About Drug Use

Updated on April 11, 2010

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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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

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      Timothy Donnelly 

      9 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.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

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

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      9 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.


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      9 years ago from Nigeria

      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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 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...

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      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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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      9 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


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      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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      9 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

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      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

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      Kaie Arwen 

      9 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!


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      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

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

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      9 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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      9 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.


    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

      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

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from California

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

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      Moulik Mistry 

      9 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Excellent thoughts in poetic mood, well done...

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      Tracy Morrow 

      9 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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      9 years ago

      my ~ i am speechless...

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      9 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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