Well this is different, for those of you that know of Drew he is The Tattooed Book Geek and he is celebrating 6 month blog anniversary with a competition. The competition requires a poem and as Drew often makes me cry I am returning the favour, well perhaps. It is written from the heart as, I am a drug and alcohol addicts mum and although he has been through rehab he finds coping with life so very difficult. So here goes
MUM OF AN ADDICT
How I hate my phone ringing in the middle of the night,
because I know before I answer that it’s you if it’s not light.
I see your name and picture appearing on my screen,
but I know where you are will be a different scene.
A room of desolation with bottles all around,
all empty and discarded not a pill left to be found.
An overdose again and regret you have lost your way,
My beautiful son, please just listen to what I have to say.
Please don’t do this please tell me where you are,
You know I am always here for you, you have come so far.
Drink and drug addiction is behind you now at last,
but I know life isn’t easy when you think about your past.
We talk and cry and you say you don’t want to die alone,
and I phone an ambulance and I meet them at your home.
But the phone call in the night is not the thing I fear,
It’s a knock and a policeman saying please take a seat my dear.
CONGRATULATIONS DREW ON YOUR 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY.