Love---you love me!
This is what you call love?
I am not a Piñata to beat
with verbal jabs about
how much I hurt you.
My skin crawls with pain
from all the ways you have
shown me love…..
Black eyes and bruises
were my Hallmark card…
”When you care enough
to send the very best.”
Each high takes me further
from my memories…
I can’t hate while feeling euphoric.
I want out of this nightmare……
Pat yourself on your egos that
you did all you could do to help me.
Hell laughs at your intervention.
Eat another piece of cake
and smile for the camera.
©Susie Clevenger 2012
Marian Kent at Real Toads provided Aimee Mann's music
as inspiration to create our work for Soon Enough. I took the
viewpoint of an intervention by people who are in denial
they were the reason behind many of the problems
of the addicted family member. Working with youth
I have seen this happen numerous times.
I have also watched desperate family members attempt
everything they could to pull their loved one from the clutches of addiction.