Bill Darrah

Rookie - 231 Points (November 19,1978 / Amarillo, TX)

Why The Long Face Of Prolonged Agony? - Poem by Bill Darrah

Why the Long Face of Prolonged Agony?
Why the long face of prolonged agony?
It seems like such a tormented sight to see
When all we have to truly be
Is a much stronger personality
To make us more incredibly happy
Than when we abuse our bodies continuously
With chemicals such as drugs and alcohol
As a demented torture to our protective antibodies
Of our immune system designed to ensure our safety.
Do we really think it will cure all the pain
Of what fills our lives up with rage and lonely, sorrowful shame
Just by messing up our physical bodies
Which is so incredibly innocent to blame
For the pain we needlessly inflict upon ourselves
As we excuse ourselves from coping
With the pain that feels so heavily burdened on our name
Through much healthier means or methods for hoping
For a completely restored recovery of our distorted mentality
For allowing drugs and alcohol to plague our emotions
Leaving our bodies physically sick and enfeebled to the point
Of blurred vision, vomiting, dizziness, and hallucinations
Of a reality we no longer are in control of anymore.

Author Notes
I wrote this poem as a constant reminder to myself for why I never want to use drugs nor abuse alcohol no matter how disastrously infuriating or incredibly lonely my life may ever get!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010

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