I Am Crystal Meth

I am starting a category of meth related art and poems here. I will start with this one I got in my email quite a while ago. There are so many talented artists that have been affected by this drug – If you have any art, poems etc you would like to share, let me know!

Hello.
You may or may not know me.
I destroy homes.
I tear families apart,
I’ll take your children and that is just the start.
I’m more precious the diamonds, more valued then gold.
The sorrows I bring are a sight to behold.

If you need me I’m easily found
I’m all around you in every city and every town.
I live with the rich I live with the poor.
I live down the street even next door.

I’m made in a lab just not the kind you think,
I can be made under the kitchen sink.
I can be made in the closet or in the woods.
If this doesn’t scare you to death it certainly should.
I have many names but one you’d know best
My name is Crystal meth.

My powers are awesome just try me and see.
Try me twice and your soul will belong to me.
Once I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie
You’ll do what it takes just to get high.
The crimes you’ll commit for the high and fame
Will be worth millions once I get in your veins.

You’ll lie to your mom and steal from you dad,
When you see their tears you won’t even be sad.
You’ll forget your morals and how you were raised,
Once I teach you my worthless ways.

I’ll take your friends, your control, your pride,
But I’ll always be with you right by your side.
You’ll give up your friends, your family, your home,
When you run out you’ll be all alone.
I’ll take and I’ll take till there’s nothing to give,
And when I’m through you’ll be lucky to live.

You can try me for fun but I’m no game.
Giving the chance I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll give you nightmares while you lie sweating in bed.
I’ll be the evil voices inside you head.

You shouldn’t have tried me how many times were you told?
But you challenged my powers how could you have been so bold?
You couldn’t say no, and just walked away.
If you could do it all over again what would you say?

I’ll be you master you’ll be my slave.
Don’t fear being lonely I’ll walk with you to your grave.
I’ll show you more pain then your deepest betrayal
So come take my hand as I lead you to HELL.

Written by Alicia VanDavis

Just for the record, doing meth doesn’t mean you will go to hell. I bring this up because a teenager asked me after reading this “if I do drugs will I go to hell?” and I explained from my own understanding of what the author is saying that “doing meth will make your life a living hell”. It’s a poem so it’s of course open to interpretation.

What’s your interpretation?


  • Grandma

    For what ever reason you are staying away from the devil drug. You are alive and trying to make a life. I am happy for you. I am 62 years old, my daughter died from the effects of meth, she was in a coma for 6 months. I have been raising her son since he was 2. He is a young man now making his own choices in life. She also left behind a daughter who is a young woman and starting out life. My point is no matter how dark or lonely things might be, your life is only in that place for awhile you have no idea what wonderful things are in the future for you, keep trying and say a prayer once in awhile The Creator will hear you.

  • cathy

    Oh my god u poor thing u no what my family havr stuck by me no matter how many times I fucked up and u made a terrible mistake your family r not real family if they won’t hang out with u cause u had an accident well if u live in perth I would be happyto include u in my family they will be understanding and supportive

  • Pontius

    this poem is so powerful. It should be part of the English or Life Orientation class at all schools

  • marisa marie

    this poem was not written by alicia and was written about all drugs. shouldnt take credit because its copywritten. its a great message but its not hers.

  • marisa marie

    this poem is not even about meth its about all drugs. people change that part. unreal how people want to take credit for other ppls work i write poems and i copywrite it everytime and i refuse to put it on here since ppl steal words..damn shame and you say your in recovery..you have to change your behaviors to..

  • marisa marie

    truth! cant believe ppl take credit like this

  • vap.is.grt

    Your right.Weed is in no way the same as meth.Weed is what we all could use and need.I think its great.Helping people who need it.Weed is in no way the same as meth this is a fact indeed.There is no comparison to meth and weed I wish everyone could see.A lot of people are misinformed about weed.I pray someday it’s legal in every state.I myself think weed is great.