Dave Alan Walker

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A Drug Infested Mind - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

A lonely baby cries
as her single mother
tries to open her eyes

A drug infested mind
not allowing her to hear
her baby cry

She keeps telling everyone
everything is fine
so she can keep
living the lie
and living the life

Until she opens her eyes
a lonely baby still cries


Comments about A Drug Infested Mind by Dave Alan Walker

  • Julia Luber (6/15/2019 8:58:00 PM)

    Thought provoking poem. Remember though, all babies cry and it does not necessarily mean that they are lonely nor drug infested. All babies cry. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/6/2018 10:25:00 AM)

    A drug infested mind
    not allowing her to hear
    her baby cry.....so touching. Drug must be restricted. It can spoil the life. You have so touchingly captured it in this poem. Thank you dear Dave.10
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  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/15/2016 5:38:00 AM)

    Drugs don't just block out the pain they also block out humanity. (Report)Reply

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  • Kay Staley (9/8/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful and charmingly realistic. Desperate mother knows deep down but outwardly is eaten away. (Report)Reply

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  • Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee (9/8/2015 1:46:00 AM)

    How very sad...she keeps telling everyone everything is fine, has a drug-infested mind, and a lonely baby still cries...a poignant poem indeed... (Report)Reply

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (7/2/2015 2:02:00 AM)

    This piece portrays the awful consequence of drugs. I feel really upset.Descriptive write. (Report)Reply

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  • Ken E Hall (6/12/2015 11:54:00 PM)

    So true and sad story of today's world...very hard to stop when it is a 453 billion dollar trade world wide...good to see a poem that speaks out loud from you that cares...regards (Report)Reply

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  • Kewayne WadleyKewayne Wadley (3/9/2015 2:26:00 AM)

    Short, simplistic, powerful! ! So sad, I feel for the baby (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (2/15/2015 7:29:00 AM)

    Drugs have become the bane of modern man! A mother who is supposed to be all caring has become so numb and insensitive to the needs of her child! How many innocent children are fated to bear the brunt of disregard from their drug addicted parents! A great write! (Report)Reply

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  • Soulful HeartSoulful Heart (10/25/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    the pathetic condition of a drug addict and the unfortunate baby.....no words can b enough to describe the state of this dreadful condition... (Report)Reply

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (8/12/2013 5:55:00 PM)

    today society is drug infested. alcohol is just as bad. numbs the mind. this is a world wide problem. good write (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha JayakumarGeetha Jayakumar (7/19/2013 1:32:00 PM)

    Great poem.. It speaks the truth...very well written...... (Report)Reply

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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia Grantham (1/12/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    A real good poem, A lesson well taught by this poem, Well written (Report)Reply

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  • Trinidad Villafranca (10/2/2012 5:11:00 PM)

    Well written i have seen through the eyes of the child who cries and must say I love it
    Describes the moment that lead up to my poem no memories no pictures
    Until she opens her eyes
    a lonely baby still cries
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  • Captain CurCaptain Cur (8/15/2012 8:13:00 AM)

    Heartfelt and true. Drugs and alcohol
    numb our hearts and souls and we become
    unresponsive and uncaring.
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  • Mass Koi (5/25/2012 1:57:00 PM)

    that's a great poem.. i will learn from your poems (Report)Reply

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  • Sharad JunejaSharad Juneja (4/12/2012 2:33:00 PM)

    Very nice..a message is worth converying (Report)Reply

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  • Firdaus KhanFirdaus Khan (4/10/2012 5:11:00 AM)

    I agree with you...I like your poem...this is a Great Poem... (Report)Reply

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  • teal Skyteal Sky (4/4/2012 9:07:00 PM)

    good write.i again like your style of short lines, but meanwhile it also conveys the message aptly. (Report)Reply

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  • Karen Deeks (3/21/2012 6:33:00 PM)

    Truly, truly... Took my breath and hurt (a compliment) the juxtaposition of possibilities of (t) . Ty dave.. I love the raw emotions of humanity of your writes... Ty.., Karen (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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