Treasure Island

Christine Petsinger


Me


I’m a lost cause, even to myself.
I’m at the lowest of lows, and screaming for help.
I’m a victim of a disease,
which turned all my wants into dire needs.

I've suffered in agony, I've lived in pain.
I've rarely seen sunny days, they all were full of rain.
I am an addict, I have no hope....
my life meant nothing if I didn't have dope.

I've lived on the streets, with nothing to eat.
I've lived a life of crime to make ends meet.
my life was full of guilt and shame.
for all the wrongs.....
I've had no problem pointing blame.

There was a point where this life
brought me to my knees.
Where I cried out in desperation to anyone or anything,
that could help me.

I’m a stranger in my own skin,
living a life full of sin.
Trapped by my addiction, I wanted a life,
where I could be me again.

Now that I’m free of the shackles and chains,
I’m starting to grow, and let go of the pain.
I’m finding myself, I’m learning more each day.

How can I tell you who I really am,
when I've almost always lived my life this way?

What I am learning and starting to see,
is that I’m not perfect, but I’m perfectly me.......

Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Topic(s): addiction

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

for chuco

Comments about this poem (Me by Christine Petsinger )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Battles I Win, Cynthia BuhainBaello
  2. Life is No Playground, Cynthia BuhainBaello
  3. Down The Peace Road (Kyrielle), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  4. With Poetry And My Sewing (Kyrielle Poem), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  5. my friend my foundation, Emmanuel chibuike
  6. A Woman, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. I'm Glad That Miracle is You (Kyrielle P.., Cynthia BuhainBaello
  8. My Place, Cynthia BuhainBaello
  9. Portrait of Life (Cinquain), Cynthia BuhainBaello
  10. Anxiety, Aydia Thompson

Poem of the Day

poet John Gay

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]