When is enough, Enough?

Take another sip of that sweet tonic
Have another hit of that herb
The joy you get is hypnotic
All your pain they seem to curb

The dandruff up your nose burns just right
The pills go down so smooth
Do you think you’ve had enough tonight
What are you trying to prove?

You crave it when it’s gone
As you it feel escape your lungs
After another bad trip and your done
Hanging you from the bottom rung

You think sober life is so tough
All life’s realities slamming in your face
When is enough, Enough?
You’ll be dead soon if you keep this pace

The demons that scream at you
Telling you to have some more
They change the things you do
And drop you to the floor

These poisons keep your truths away
But isn’t this what you wanted?
They somehow make your life OK
Staying numb, never feeling haunted.

What did you miss this time
Thinking only of your fix
Did you commit a crime
Or simply forget your kids

What life did you not live today
Who was it that walked out your door
As you drank your day away
You have lost all that you adore

Realty seems to hard to handle
Life may be just a bit to rough
Death isn’t that much better
When is enough, Enough?

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fiveloaf
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 08:40:16

    nice and thank you for sharing.. here’s my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/my-whole-world/

    Reply

  2. Angela Cohan
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 13:20:34

    Wow, what a powerful poem. I enjoyed reading it.

    Reply

  3. LoLa
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 17:01:39

    Angela ad Fiveloaf thank you so much for your nice feedback.
    LoLa

    Reply

  4. Jingle
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 17:35:31

    love the flow..

    like your questions or the title…

    thought provoking.
    A++

    Reply

  5. Reggie
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 18:31:23

    Truly you make a statement….well done

    Reply

  6. LoLa
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 19:07:45

    @ Jingle & Reggie –
    Thank you for your time and your comments.
    LoLa

    Reply

  7. David (1MereMortal)
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 18:37:31

    This poem is deep…it really made me think of moments of denial and perpetual escape. The line:

    “The dandruff up your nose burns just right”

    Stood out to me…very unique phrase.

    Awesome write…thank you for sharing and I plan to read more of your work.

    Reply

  8. booguloo
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 18:38:26

    If you are the narrator, go to a 12 step meeting, sit down, shut up and listen. If not, help this person get to a meeting, sit them down, have them shut up long enough to listen. email me if you have any questions, booguloo@live.com.

    Like your poem. Like your poem better if it helps someone get the help they need. Been there.. Done that.. threw away the shirt after I barfed on it..

    Got answers to any excuse ever given.. ..smiles..

    Reply

  9. Intuition
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 23:28:08

    Its like a full story…i think this would be great as a song

    Reply

  10. Scent of my heart
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 02:08:00

    Sad story, I hope this is only a fiction, there’s no one in trouble around you, and if there is … help can be offered I’m sure!

    Reply

  11. Scent of my heart
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 02:08:11

    Greetings! How is your weekend?

    This is Blaga from Jingle Poetry : http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/

    You are invited to join us this Sunday for our Monday Poetry Potluck Week 19, we are open 8pm, American Central, will remain open for 72 hours, yet, you get better traffic when you link in early.

    if you fall short writing a theme related piece, feel free to share 1 to 3 old poems…Best Regards.

    You have a lovely blog, your poetry radiate and it is our greatest pleasure to have you being part of our growing community. Hope to see you in..sign in to follow our blog if you can!

    We value your support and would be more than happy to answer your questions and assist you with possible concerns…

    Best Wishes for your day.

    Week 19 Theme: Rules, regulations, and law

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