Not everyone can break through the chains of addiction;
And although I did I still can't escape your conviction.
I've been deemed unclean, no good, a crook;
You'd see so much more if you'd take a good look.
I am the daughter of a loving mother and father;
Who raised all their children with value and honor.
I'm also a sister, the eldest, to be exact;
The bond we all share shows I made an impact.
I have a few friends, enough to count on one hand;
But to me they're much greater than I could've planned.
I'm aware of my downfalls, no one's without flaws;
Did some things I'm not proud of to avoid withdrawals.
I'm aware drugs are dangerous, miraculously I'm not dead;
My brain works differently than the one in your head.
No one's above this disease it can affect anyone;
It's like playing Russian Roulette with no gun.
Drugs destroyed my life, but I got it back;
I'll spend the rest of it attempting to get back on track.
I have a son and a daughter that I need to raise;
It's so much easier to do when I'm not in a haze.
Addiction is not something I'd wish on anyone;
Not one thing I went through came close to anything fun.
Most addicts you meet are not low down dirty thugs;
They have an illness causing them to depend on drugs.
There's no telling who will be the next addict you see;
Though it could be anyone, it may just be me.