Nobody Knows What to Say Anymore

by Maple Tree   May 29, 2017

My pen is filled with so many tears,
the paper is beginning to look like
a tidal wave of emotion.

Cocaine has kidnapped my daughter
forced her to live a life of naked humiliation,
meth is the monster who lives inside her soul;
she has become a "cracked" egg.

Two days of detox; teases my hope
only to leave me crying again;


The drive from work becomes
a scary invitation of madness.

I am not afraid to admit
That I'm a coward,
I can't bare to watch her die


Killing her unborn son
With every sniff and puff.

I'm a mother who screams for
someone to save her.

Nobody knows what to say anymore...

I'm dying inside,
watching addiction
Abduct my baby.

"She's an adult" they say
"There's nothing you can do"

I just have to stand by
Watch her die Slowly,
and when the day comes...

I'll bury her alone
Because nobody knows what to say.....


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  • 1 year ago

    by Hope2932

    Very powerful. Made me cry. Raw emotional and powerful.

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Andrea, I am so sorry. As parents we just want our kids to be healthy and happy, even as adults we never stop wanting that for them. It's incredibly hard to watch your child destroy themselves and unable to stop them. I wish we had that magic wand that just waved and their addictions would be gone. My heart breaks for you and I can only send you strength and prayers. Hugs dear friend-

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Maple, I have to admit, I don't really know what to say about this. I know a little about the situation through you but have been obviously helpless in saying anything of any use to you. Sometimes, despite how seemingly cold it is, there just isn't a good answer. You just have to hope she has enough fight in her and enough reasons to live to kick these blasted habits once and for all.
    I'm so sorry that things are this bad for you at the moment.

    Take care, Andrea,


  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    What a very sad poem, this tugged at my heart. This happens a lot lately and people die every day because of this 'hopeless case'. But I believe people can still change and we can only hope its not the end. This was an awesome piece.

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