Barbara J. O'Brien

(Beverly Hills, California)

Barbara J. O'Brien Poems

1. For Daniel 1/2/2003
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For Daniel

Take these shackles off,
And let me be!
Take these drugs away,
And set me free!
For want of freedom,
I tried to stop,
The street drug's, the dope,
That held me shackle bound,
That kept me high,
Yet held me down.
My thinking and feeling,
Too numb to be,
I kept feeling like I,
Was losing me!
So my parents in hope of help,
Sent me to psychiatry.
The help I got didn't set me free,
Instead, it worsened severely,
My sanity.
They put me on drugs,
Said this will counteract,
The cocaine and heroin,
Yes, this will ...

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