Purple Haze Poem by cheryl davis miller

Purple Haze

Rating: 4.0

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

Purple Haze
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: heroine,loss,tragedy
Kim Barney 19 December 2016

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

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Tom Allport 19 December 2016

a very sad poem full of understanding of loss

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Richard Wlodarski 19 December 2016

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!

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Geetha Jayakumar 19 December 2016

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.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 19 December 2016

Well-written++++++++++++++ congrats on being chosen for the day..........

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Bill Cantrell 26 September 2017

What a powerful poem! Tears do indeed flow, takes courage to write a poem like this, it is truly touching, I wrote one for a childhood friend called Mirage, if you would like to read it, anyway...very good poetry

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John Richard Anderson 23 June 2017

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

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Rajnish Manga 20 December 2016

A extremely thought provoking composition with a very poignant narrative. Thank you CDM.

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Dr.subhendu Kar 19 December 2016

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!

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Seamus O Brian 19 December 2016

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.

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