To a brother I cannot remember

I’ve lost a brother
Not to Death
But to Drugs
 
He still breathes and walks
But I can’t remember
the last time  we had sober talks
I see his skinny body
As he irons his clothes or makes himself a cup of coffee
I hear his curses when he’s on a high
I hate him! But I love him.
And that I can’t deny.
 
I’ve lost a brother
Who is still alive
Years of doping
I’m surprised he survived
I try to hold on to memories of times we’ve had
When we spent time together and you weren’t that bad
But then I notice one of my possessions have been stolen again
I realize it’s you and it drives me insane
We are both human
But the difference between you and me,
Is YOUR blood contains THC.
When you’re six feet under
With nothing but your name on a plank of wood
I hope that God can forgive you
The way I never could
 
I’ve lost a brother
Not to Death
But to Drugs

(2014)

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Charlotte B. Williams
over 3 years

This is sad, l'm reading this in 2016 wondering, how is he now ? Better I hope. There is always hope in God.

Zaytoen Domingo
Zaytoen Domingo
over 3 years

Hi Charlotte.. Unfortunately the traps we set for ourselves last as long as we do nothing to free ourselves from them.. He is still in that trap.. Thank you for your kindness xx

Zaytoen Domingo
over 4 years

Thank you, I really appreciate your advice and will do just that.
Xx

Austin
over 4 years

Well written poem. If you're brother is ever wanting to find help, and wants to know the root cause of his addiction(or maybe just an intervention) research iboga. It's a holistic medicine that detoxes the body, and leaves them with no withdrawal symptoms. It cleanses mind, body, and spirit. I can attest to the profound benifits of the medicine myself. I wish you and your family the best.
With love,
Austin

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