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Before you label me a junkie

Updated on February 2, 2013

I am a punk rocker

fed up with"this"and "that"

I like to buy heroine

roll joints

rather than pay a rent

or care what the mirror says

my life is louder than

a pneumatic drill

A lot of actions

A lot of reactions

holes in my heart

graves in my eyes

no car

no tent

free from your schedules

norms and restrictions

I am like that,

I like to be like that

I won't be like you

Tied by a tie

dried by a fly

Cheated by TV

I maybe wrong

I maybe not

but who says you always right?


Before you label me a junkie...

understand what brought me to this point.

I was a little kid

loved by no more two , but one flesh

When a woman appeared in my dad s life

My mom took up the gun and shot them both in a bar

She was taken to jail

and I to foster care

I didn't like it there

not because of the bad food

nor of the raiders bully

but of something as small as a shoulder-tap

felt as sticky

touched me where the swimsuit should cover.

so I made my way out

helplessness was my shelter

gangsters my buddies

Before you label me a junkie...

Feel my pain,

Taste my anger,

Experience my exhaustion after fighting so

damn hard to fit in !

Walk a mile on my needle you will see I am not a junkie

I am a GIRL FED UP!

Something like a PUNK ROCKER!

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    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      I think that putting people in prison or jail for using drugs is worse because drugs can still be supplied in prison and inmates are encouraged to use drugs in prison especially if they join a gang in prison or jail for protection or immunity from being victimized. Also, inmates who ends up being victimized in jail will retaliate against society once they are released.

      People who uses drugs sometimes turn to drugs after they lack support from family or have lost a family member or close friend. This can put them in a state of depression which can lead them into using drugs to "escape the emotional pain." These are people who needs help and not punishment.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I agree, James-wolve. I don't think that drug offenses warrant prison either. They need help, not punishment.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @Victoria Lynn,Thanks for the visit and the insight. I don't find that they are criminals because they are using Heroin. Now the person who sold them the Heroin now that is a criminal. Unless they themselves commited a crime.They are victims because they "chose" to use the drug. there are many other ways to deal with the situation surrounding them, the heroin is just an easy way out of a problem, but they don't realize that it just creates more problems for them.

      They should be in rehab not in prison, I believe that putting someone like that in prison will only make them worse. They just need someone to help them and maybe listen.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This poem shows great insight. My boyfriend and I have talked before how we see how someone gets into that kind of life. We don't know their pain, their history, their lives. Well done!

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ Eiddwen.Thanks my chwaer for the daily visits:)

      Have a great night there:)

      James

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @DDE.Thanks for stopping by and commented.I appreciate that.

      Have wonderful day.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for sharing this one James my brawd.I vote up and share all around.

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have great expressions and here and so true, thanks for sharing this poem.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ smcopywrite ,Thanks for stopping by and commented.Have a wonderful week.

      Many blessings to you.

      James

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      smcopywrite 

      5 years ago from all over the web

      a lot of emotion and feeling in this one. nicely conveyed.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @wayne barrett .Thanks so much for your insight.Those people need help and love.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This really touches me. Unfortunately, I can relate to this well written poem. I wrote a similar one a couple of weeks ago, and it was hard to get through because of the emotions that were brought to the surface. You are a beautiful writer!

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @fpherj48 .Yes,very true.I agree drugs have ruined many peoples lives and we should open our minds and hearts to them.None was born drugaddicted .

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @Wesman Todd Shaw .Thanks so much for your insight.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ justateacher ,Thanks for stopping by and commented.

      Many Blessings to you.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @Deborah Brooks.Thanks so much.I am deeply flattered:)

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @LisaMarie724,Oh ,It is just a fiction,I made it up in attempt to attract the society s eyes to those type of people.Anyway,Thanks for caring.I appreciate it.

      Many Blessings to you.

      James.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      @ Mhatter99,Thanks so much for the comment.I appreciate that.I agree with you my friend.

      Have nice day.

      Many Blessings to you.

      James.

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      Paula 

      5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Drugs are evil, sneaky thugs, who appear everywhere from nowhere...they taunt and tease the tortured soul and promise days of ecstasy......they come on strong and turn into weakness, leaving destruction in their path.

      When they've tied you to your wall of hell......you are left to crawl alone, through the muck.....back to a better place.

      Those who would judge you are merely the heartless and those who will not open their minds and their hearts.....UP+++

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Thank you.

      It's far too easy to denigrate the addict.

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      LaDena Campbell 

      5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      In the way you write this, I feel this young girls pain...well written...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow James.. BRAVO.. i felt like you were inside that young girls head.. I love this James.

      hugs and blessings

      Debbie

      sharing

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      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Very emotional , I am truly sorry for the things you have been through.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. We address the word of drug by "one road and one script". I have seen the good and bad.

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