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Heroin straight forward thoughts; I destroy Homes

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by greybird29, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. greybird29

    greybird29 Active Contributor

    I found this piece some time ago and have revised it many times; I regret I do no know who the original author is.
    I destroy homes, tear families apart, take young and old children, and that's just the start.
    I'm more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold, the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
    If you need me, remember I'm easily found, I live all around you - in schools and in town.
    I live with the rich; I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door. I’m made in a lab, but not like you think, I can be made under the kitchen sink. In your child's closet, and even in the woods, if this scares you to pieces well it certainly should. I can be a short story; let me share the rest. I have many names, but there's one you know best, I'm sure you've heard of me, my name is Heroin, I can make folks create deadly sins, can bring you more misery than words can tell, come take my hand, let me lead and introduce you to hell. I can make it easy to rob, steal, and betray your best friend, my power is awesome; try me you'll see, but if you do, be well warned it is hard to break free. Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I can own your soul. When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie, you will do what you have to; just to get high. The crimes you'll commit for my narcotic charms will not be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms, your lungs or your nose. You’ll lie to your mother; you'll steal from your dad, when you see their tears, you should feel sad. But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised, I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways. I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate friends. I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride; I’ll be with you always right by your side. You'll give up everything - your family, your home, your friends, your money, and then you'll be alone; you won’t care and live for my stare. I'll take and take, till you have nothing more to give, when I'm finished with you, you'll be lucky to live. If you try me be warned this is no game, if given the chance, I'll drive you insane. I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind, I’ll own you completely, and your soul will be mine. The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed, the voices you'll hear, from inside your head. The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see, I want you to know, these are all gifts from me. But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part. You'll regret that you tried me, they always do, but you came to me, not I to you. You knew this would happen, many times you were told, But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold. You could have said no, and just walked away, if you could live that day over, now what would you say? I'll be your master, you will be my slave, and I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave. Folks that loved you will grieve and miss you so much they would have done anything to take away my crutch, but that was not possible I was your only lust. Now that you have met me, what will you do? Will you try me or not? It's all up to you. I can bring you more misery than words can tell, come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.
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  2. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    This is really somber and it describes heroin's effects pretty well, I like it. And it has a great impact on people as well, as most of them get easily impressed when something sounds catchy; I, though, prefer more scientific explanations. But as long as it makes the masses rethink their perspectives about drugs, it is really good.
  3. lilfaerie28

    lilfaerie28 Active Contributor

    That's so sad. I have only had opiates in the form of prescription pain killers, but I've never tried heroin. It scares the crap out of me! I have had Dilaudid many times in the hospital for kidney stones, and I can only imagine the feeling is similar. It is an amazing feeling, but I would hate to become addicted. Opiates are so hard to withdraw from.
  4. greybird29

    greybird29 Active Contributor

    I have never done and can say with upmost certainly that I will never do heroin. To me this is a powerful piece that really hits home as for the use of heroin. It will consume the soul in a very short time; it is relentless. The few folks that do survive the addiction and are able to walk away are some of the strongest folks that exist on this planet.
    It is my hope that piece of writing will reach many folks and they may share with others and somewhere somehow it may help even just one person. Best wishes to all.
  5. Rowe992

    Rowe992 Senior Contributor

    People who take heroine are trying to avoid the problems of the real world but at the same time they are unlocking a world of new problems with their addiction. Heroine only causes harm and the few minutes of high is not worth the destruction of your life.
  6. greybird29

    greybird29 Active Contributor

    Heroin is an awful drug that will destroy all it can touch in any and every way it can; it is despicable. I have had so many folks in my life touched by this drug. Some lost their children to overdose or to suicide, some went to jail or prison; some lived, some died. No one ever ended up happy.

    My very best friend from childhood lost her son to the death of an overdose, after he had been clean over a year. After several months she still refuses to actually accept the facts. Best wishes to all!
  7. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    This is a good story about Heroin and it tells what it does and this should show people that this can cause many people to have a destructive lifestyle and can ruin many homes in the process which does happen, and they lose a lot even their relationships. I think people need to wake up which can show them what this drug can cause a person to do lose and hope they try and get the help they need, as it will save their life in the process. It is sad when someone loses their life to drugs and the families and friends who are left behind, they need to be helped so they can cope with the loss they suffered.
  8. greybird29

    greybird29 Active Contributor

    Yes Vegito and others; thank you for your impute. That story can be touching too many, I have revised it many times to fit the drug/ occasion; wish I could find out the original author to give them credit. This is another piece that I hope can certainly help bring awareness. Yes I have also revised it many times yet I can give credit to the original author.
    By Natalie Cribari: Revised by LLorraine Tetro:
    Through poison-tainted veins, I fee A warmth that soothes, but is surreal, It's funny how we became acquainted. He made me quiver, I almost fainted. He seemed so cool, so calm, and sweet; he swept me off my virgin feet. We fell in love, or so I thought my soul, my mind, undivided love, is what he sought. He hid his identity with a comforting mask, only to disguise his horrid task. With every kiss, every fix, he sucked me dry; his soft caress was all a lie. He came inside me: just a little prick it made me lightheaded and a little bit sick He abused me raw, until my arms were sore, my cheekbones were visible but I craved him more. He made me chase him, steal, lie and cheat he was all that I wanted to make my life complete. He consumed my body until I fell in defeat. He cackled at my pain of his full destruction of me yet I am too dope sick that this I can't see. Still, I begged and I pleaded for him to return an ongoing cycle why didn't I learn? So at night I fall asleep with him by my side but wake up with no one just a empty syringe by side; "He promised!" [He lied). So today, again, I make him my priority, my chore, to find him in my vain and continue to again be his whore. His passion I want, I crave, and I need the rush that I get; I am his slave. To overcome his power it is a fact that indeed I may never make it. But to you virgins I dare say if he should strut by, please say no and look the other way. He'll charm you and flirt with his deadly advances; he'll shower you with false promises and convincing romances. He could come upon you, any old day with a twinkle in his eye, and his look that could sway. This is your warning so darling' pleases take it in heed; what he does offer you, you surely don't need: A handful of problems, a life that is dark, in no time he'll have you , your gravestone he'll mark.
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  9. Jasmine2015

    Jasmine2015 Community Champion

    This is some powerful stuff. It will lead you to hell and all kinds of things, horrible horrible things. I always think I got it bad but then I see that others have gone through worse and yet made it through.
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  10. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I think I have read this one already somewhere in the net just cannot remember about it exactly.
    Right that this is a good piece that would describe how this substance as well as other addiction can destroy one's life. It can be an eye opener and a motivating article.
  11. greybird29

    greybird29 Active Contributor

    It would be nice if they could incorporate both of these into the high school drug education system. Virgin drug users often have no clue that the first time they try it they could get addicted, ruin their life or even die from their curiosity alone. Some may be able to glance over it and blow it off yet if there is any chance one could read it and then think twice when offered the “ultimate high”. To save even one life would be worth sharing millions of times. Best wishes to all in their journey through life.
  12. Elendil

    Elendil Active Contributor

    That poem was one of the most compelling and powerful pieces on a drug that I've ever read. It very precisely describes what a drug like heroin does to you, your life, and the lives of people around you. I also think that this is a piece that applies to almost any 'hard' drug, rather than just heroin. (Except maybe the more expensive than a diamond part. That's very heroin.)
  13. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    That is the sad truth about heroin. It starts destroying your house the moment you start to avoid your family and spend the time with fellow addicts. You will fail to provide to your family and keep all the money for the drug. As a heroin addict, you will not be able to perform basic duties which means that you'll risk losing your job. Working or driving under influence of drugs will make you prone to causing accidents. It will be hard for you to remember that you're supposed to eat hence you'll grow thin. You will not be unable to play and compete on any games or any other challenges.
  14. GenaJade

    GenaJade Member

    That is one gripping post. It speaks clearly as to what that horrible drug can do for you and your loved ones. Heroin is becoming the drug of choice in my area, which is odd because I am from the south and you wouldn't think little states like mine would be hit so hard with it, but it has. People are choosing to shoot up with dirty needles just to get the feeling of happiness Heroin brings you from what I'm told. Heroin is a killer, plain and simple, and I'm not talking about just HEP C. It destroys everything it touches. It makes the nicest people go almost insane, causes violence and other things. I could go on forever, but your post does it better justice and I think you hit the nail on the head so to speak.
  15. explorerx7

    explorerx7 Senior Contributor

    Some people get caught up in the heroin habit unintentionally because they may have been introduced to the substance by a friend who had convinced them that there was no need to fear the drug, they would have been convinced that all be getting was just a wonderful feeling. Unfortunately, after taking the stuff they get caught-up in the habit and their lives begin to go downwards: they lose jobs, they lose respect for people around them and they would also tend to indulge in uncharacteristic behaviours.