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War Of Life; A Poem

Updated on February 13, 2018
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In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

Poetry is art; much like a painting, people can get different messages from the same piece of work.

I am sure that people will get their own ideas from the poem that follows. The words just fell into my lap today.

After the poem I will explain my thoughts and reasoning behind this work. Scroll down and read the poem and feel free to comment on your thoughts.

War Of Life

A grand entrance;

Gates of despair.

Mourning will wait

As darkness fulfills.

Achievements hindered

By torches in the hearts

Of pity and sacrifice.

The dawning arrives.

New life; a birth.

Dissipating loneliness,

Screaming joy.

The past begets

A consequence of choice.

Tests arrive;

Grave looks.

The relapse attains victory

As funeral bells chime.

The needle finds

The bloodstream.

Death's battle won.

Child enters Eden;

Mommy sinks to hell

Crying desperately

He comes from upon high;

Grace defined.

New life; a birth.

Stepping into infinity

Darkness is dispelled.

Divine light shines.

New life!

New day; New light
New day; New light | Source

My Thoughts and Reasoning

As you can surely read, this poem I wrote today has much darkness entwined within it.What was going on within my mind as writing this?

Picture a young couple in love with each other and with drugs. The young man dies of a drug overdose and the young girl has found she is pregnant. She gives birth to a baby and doctors discover that the drug use of the couple has drastically affected the baby.

The baby dies.

The mother goes back to the drugs but cries out in desperation and God hears her. Be it an Angel, just a Christian man or Jesus Christ himself, the girl is helped and finds new life in Christ.

Her life is saved. Yes her man and her baby have died , but her life is saved.

What Drugs Do

I know all to well what drugs can do. I praise God that my children all came out healthy. Many children don't.

I did not put what type of drug the girl was doing in the poem because it could be any. You name the drug and I can point out adverse effects from it. The common drugs that are used in needles are: heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other pharmaceutical drugs are broke down and put into needles all for a brief feeling of pleasure, numbness or power.

We have become a drug world; have a headache, take a tylenol. Have a cold, drink alka seltzer plus; so on and so forth. Doctors have become drug dealers to get kickbacks from the drug companies. This people is not teaching the kids to stay off drugs; it is doing the opposite.

Drugs have hurt us much more than helped us. That is my opinion and I am sticking to it. God gave us many things in nature to relieve all that ails us and even more so, we are to pray. Our bodies were made to be self-healing. By taking drugs we break down the immunities that God gave us to ward off these diseases and sickness.

I pray that mankind will get off the drugs. I hope this poem will help.

If you know someone who is fighting a battle against a drug demon, please share this hub with them. Just maybe it will help!

© 2011 Greg Boudonck


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    • cherylone profile image

      Cheryl Simonds 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      very touching phraseology. Makes one think. Voted up.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Sir Dent, thank you so much for rating this like a Psalm; I am touched. Filk--Praise God bro!!!

    • Da Filkman profile image

      Da Filkman 

      7 years ago

      Nice poem.

      I, like you, have seen the "heavenly deception" as it were of substance abuse and am, by the grace of God, free indeed :)

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      7 years ago

      This reads like one of the psalms David wrote. Many times he would start writing about darkness surrounding him and being in the pits of hell, but he always ended with writing about the grace and goodness of God.

      Good job, voted up and beautiful.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you both; your comments inspire me and I pray that those on drugs will be freed from it.

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      Maria Ruiz 

      7 years ago

      Hope this will help at least somebody out there. There is a chance for everybody to be safe...even when we think we are ok. Very good poem and lesson.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      7 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      UP and all others except funny.

      This is such a powerful message to others, to all, whether they are on drugs or not. Very well-written and poignant.


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