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In the Little Orange Bottle (Poetry by GalaxyRat)

Updated on July 3, 2017
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GalaxyRat is fond of rats and writing. And dark poetry. She knows that people don't like all these things together... but who cares?

He handed me a little orange bottle, he smiled and said,

"Ivy, dont you worry... have these pills and all your problems will disappear,"

I had no idea they could poison me like lead.

I took them home, swallowed them, say,

I was only sixteen at the time,

I had no idea I wouldn't make it through the day.

I craved that high, and took some more pills,

Boy howdy, how I wished for more!

My stomach churned like a cotton mill.

"Hunger," I muttered, and reached for the fridge,

I picked up some bread,

Thinking where my drugs would fit in.

I sat down to a hearty dinner,

All my problems seemed to disappear,

I felt slightly thinner.

I went to bed with a swig of my father's beer,

the beer he told me I couldn't have,

But I felt good, I could handle his fear.

I fell alseep, had dream upon dream,

but when I woke up,

It was dark all around, like a nightmare, not a dream.

The doctors later said it was a drug overdose.

Happiness comes at a bad price.

Especially when you need it the most.

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      GalaxyRat 3 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Maryam,

      Thank you. Writing really puts a toll on your body... your hand in particular!

      And John,

      Thanks as well! I had originally wrote a poem similar to this (in my Hub "Poetry by GalaxyRat"), I decided to make it longer and make it a little different in this version. Thanks for reading!

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      Maryam Rehman 3 months ago from Pakistan

      Yeah! And yet both involve a lot of thinking! :) your writing shows your passion and hard work. i am really impressed!

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      John Hansen 3 months ago from Queensland Australia

      There is a good lesson in this poem GalaxyRat. No good comes from drugs (the initial euphoria doesn't last long) and the consequences are dire. Well written.

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      GalaxyRat 3 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      And not to take drugs. ;) Thanks for reading!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA

      The lesson here is be careful who you trust.

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      GalaxyRat 3 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Thank you so much Maryam. I just realized that writing poems is like writing stories... I just gotta make it rhyme. :)

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      Maryam Rehman 3 months ago from Pakistan

      Amazing.. You are really very good at writing poems!