cheryl davis miller

Veteran Poet - 1,188 Points (2/26/57 / America)

Purple Haze - Poem by cheryl davis miller

Another life has passed today
lost in a purple haze.
Tears flow from family and friends
all due to a drug craze.

Haze of the craze; a moments ease
from some of life's turmoil.
but for relief the cost has been
a life of crime and toil.

A fair exchange, I ask of you
for moments of relief?
A life cut short with disregard
by purple haze, a thief.

There is no beauty in that life
no glamour can be found.
Heart sick souls that seek relief in
a purple haze are drowned.

Angels are weeping in heaven
for that which might have been;
if purple haze had never won
the war called heroine.

cheryl davis miller 11/28/16

Topic(s) of this poem: heroine, loss, tragedy

Form: Ballad

Comments about Purple Haze by cheryl davis miller

  • John Richard Anderson (6/23/2017 3:37:00 PM)

    Nice poem. I really enjoyed reading it. We live in a house we call the purple haze it has purple in its DNA. cheers (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (12/20/2016 12:07:00 AM)

    A extremely thought provoking composition with a very poignant narrative. Thank you CDM. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (12/19/2016 12:25:00 PM)

    Another life has passed today, very heart wrenching for soul to swoon, too poignant yet, a clear cut warning against drug addiction, when no one is there to bail out, thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/19/2016 10:53:00 AM)

    Addiction is a terrible master, leaching away all of life's treasures, and then life itself. A compelling and profound writing that serves as a powerful, poetic warning. Thank you for sharing this, and congratulations on Poet of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Tatiana Berdennikova (12/19/2016 8:58:00 AM)

    Purple Haze
    Beautifully written Cheryl. A heartbreaking warning to all parents. I will read it to my teen daughter. (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/19/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    Purple Haze
    A very nice poem Cheryl.Congrats on being selected as poem of the day.
    Co Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/19/2016 8:35:00 AM)

    Drugs not only ruin a person but it destroys a family and even society. Your message here is clear- to root out this evil. Very nice. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/19/2016 5:45:00 AM)

    Anoher life has passed today. Thanks for sharing this poem wih us. (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2016 5:18:00 AM)

    Purple Haze
    Every single time that I hear that song, I think of Jimi, all the celebrities, all the drug users and friends who have died as a result of drug use. What a waste! Your poem is a fitting tribute to the tragic loss of human lives. It is very worthy of Poem Of The Day! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/19/2016 5:10:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a very sad poem full of understanding of loss (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/19/2016 2:27:00 AM)

    Purple Haze
    Very nicely done. I have seen lives changed and destroyed by drugs. Congrats on having this selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/19/2016 2:23:00 AM)

    Haze of the craze
    Well-written++++++++++++++ congrats on being chosen for the day.......... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/19/2016 1:57:00 AM)

    Purple Haze
    Beautiful flow of words for the drugs and its worst consequences portrayed very well. Knowingly people jump into this and we find them falling down. Congrats for the member poem of the day! . Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (12/19/2016 12:24:00 AM)

    Purple Haze
    A worthy poem for this category. The poem highlights this cancer called drugs. Not only is it insidious, the effects are wide ranging on society.+++10

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    Cheryl Davis Miller Cheryl Davis Miller (12/19/2016 5:56:00 AM)

    Thank you all who read my poem, and those that commented. I am grateful for the honor of Purple Haze, winning 'Poem of the Day.' We have watched too many pass those well known and those never known, by any that is except for family and friends. Personally I have lost two nieces in three months. #inapurplehaze

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 9, 2017

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