Jean Mallette
Mobile, Alabama
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The Price Of Drugs

Rating: 5.0
The price of drugs-heartache and tears;
And slamming cell doors-twenty years;
To fear our children, now possessed,
Our little ones we once caressed.
No more to crave a mama's arms,
They run from sirens and alarms.
Obsessed with desperations, strong,
They lose all conscience, see no wrong.
They take from loved ones without thought,
Not caring for the grief they wrought,
And bring disgrace, shame, and scorn
Upon the name their family's borne.
We cry aloud, 'How can this be?
Our son was raised with dignity.
Where did we err, when did we fail?
How could this evil hold prevail? '
And through our tears we see no end,
The sentence that we now must spend,
The grief, the agony, alone,
In knowing that the child is gone,
And in his place a monster stands,
Possessed of demonical demands.
Oh God, we pray, release the child,
Set free his soul from rages, wild.
Help him to see the price too great
And that we, too, must share his fate.
Please give him strength to walk away
From Addiction's hold today;
And give him knowledge how to cope,
Please give us wisdom-give us hope.
Help us guide him back to Thee,
Please save his soul-please set him free!

How great this price for drugs will be,
Until all of society
Shall rise together in one force,
Defeating Satan's evil course,
Demanding politicians meet
Their obligations to defeat
The Piper that has lured our babes,
And led them all to certain graves.
Nathaniel Booker 01 September 2008
Again, what more can one say? Let that which stands on its own merits... STAND! Be Well, Nate
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David Threadgold 31 August 2008
An addictive read. with a message for all, a well done 10 from me. Regards Dave T.
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Keith Foley 30 August 2008
Another wonderful poem. Great job, great story, everyone should read this. thanks for sharing. Keith
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Saint Cynosure 30 August 2008
I find this poem to be very, very good...very sad but very good.
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Kris Smith 30 August 2008
The price of drugs is to higher price to pay 10 Chris
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James B. Earley 27 August 2008
A poignant composition. Please read 'An Ounce Of Crack.'
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A very strong plea. Anger and despair in equal measure. A very moving piece. As RB says: 'I hope everyone is reading it.' Brilliant!
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Reshma Ramesh 26 August 2008
superb......loved it! hope everyone is reading this.
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