Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/reenas-exploration-challenge-129/

I invite you to explore either one or both of the following themes in your piece

  1. Addiction
  2. Depression

As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link here.


Depression and Addiction

No one will ever know 
the pain that lies 
within your heart, 
your mind,  
your soul.  

No one will ever see 
the poison that flows 
through your veins,  
in your blood, 
in your mind.  

No one will ever hear 
you cry out in fear 
that tomorrow 
is a day 
that may never come.  

No one will ever understand 
that this is not made up 
nor is it wanted 
but cannot 
be dispelled.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

7 thoughts on “EXPLORATION PROMPT 129

      1. I have to agree with you. I’ve fought depression all my life–it’s much better now (except when it isn’t :). And I was totally ignorant about addiction until it happened to me–with prescription pain meds. When I say I was ignorant, I mean that I didn’t understand that at first you’re treating the pain, and before you know it you’re feeding the addiction. I never felt “high” or whatever is common to some–I just wanted the pain to go away, and I basically slept through a number of years I have no memory of. If it weren’t for God, I’d have died–the true miracle was that when I determined to wean off the narcotics, I had very minimal withdrawal symptoms…and never had any inclination to go back. Prayer is powerful, and God is faithful to answer with needed strength and perseverance.

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      2. I totally agree! I know that there are plenty of people who think that drug addicts or any kind of addict likes that life. They don’t understand that there is more to it. My friend’s son was a heroin addict and went through the three or so years of weaning off of it with Methadone. Now, he can’t go back to Methadone but he has nowhere else to turn. I suggested Cannibis but it is really up to the one suffering. I just pray he doesn’t feel compelled to go back to Heroin. Addiction is awful. Depression sucks. Thanks for chatting.


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