Black Poetry : Drinking is not the answer

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  1. choclatangel

    choclatangel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You can't run from self because
    When you try to duck and dodge
    Self will roll and tuck
    If you go to the highest mountain top
    Self will parachute down to meet you
    Run to the lowest valley and I garantee
    Self will be there to greet you, smile intact
    Trying to escape yourself is no use
    I've tried for years and I can't seem to be free of me
    No amount of swallowed pills, pretending or
    Bottled freedom or mind altering drugs
    Can truly distort who you are
    Trust me I thought enough of anything
    would quite up the voice inside
    But all it does is bring self forward
    To ask me, why am I doing this to my body?
    To be free I answer, to for 5 seconds not have to think about me
    As intoxicated as I am my mind still ponders
    If not thinking about yourself who are you talking to?
    I guess the real reason I dirnk is to forget
    If even for a few moments whose life I live.
    In a moment of clarity I realize
    No matter how drunk or high I get
    It's only temporary and when I wake up in the morning
    It will be self I have to face for my previous actions.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not only is drinking not the answer...it goes a lot deeper than we care to know.
    for...
    All the damage we do to ourselfs, tells the story to the next person you meet, such as:
    If one can destroy something that's so divine within theirselfs...what part of me will they take...
    To Thine on Self ...be True...
    For there will Not, be another YOU.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So true, we can never quite outrun ourselves. Drinking makes us think that we can escape, but it's only a facade. Never know who your words may touch poet.
     
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    sonnee01 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WOW...drinking & drugs and self hatred is only designed to KILL, STEAL, & DESTROY
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up it's an destructional maze
     
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