by Linda Slusser
(Lansing, MI, USA)
Some call it the grey world..for me it was black.
It grabbed right ahold..I thought I would never come back.
I turned to deceit..became a thief and a liar,
Out of desperation I tried to get higher.
My children were starving..I could not pay the rent.
I did not think about where my life went.
I tried to sell drugs to keep my kids fed,
I was a user..it was addiction instead.
My life fell apart..all I did was sit,
I could think of nothing but having a hit.
I reached bottom as most usually do,
I could either get up or feel sad and blue.
Life was so sorrowful there in the hood,
I thought about leaving..it was time that I should.
Cocaine is a drug that will make you feel free.
But, it robs you of life..mine was taken from me.