Austin Warwick

Veteran Poet - 1,807 Points (07/21/97 / Montgomery Alabama)

Why? (A Pill Addict) - Poem by Austin Warwick

Why now?
You'd promised you quit.
But I see you swallow each pill,
one after another.
You swallowed the whole bottle,
you said it gives you a buzz.
But what if that buzz kills you?
How will my brothers, your sons, react?
When they see daddy asleep,
and not waking up.
You take my money for pills.
I thought they helped people.

Topic(s) of this poem: addiction, fathers

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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