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!
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 than diamonds, more valued than 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.
Update: Since posting this several years ago, it was brought to my attention via the comments that the actual author of this poem is unknown. Many people have claimed it and Snopes even wrote an article about it that appears to be inconclusive – with no real proof of who the author is. I would love to know. But, if in fact the author has passed away, as some rumors may have it, then I appreciate her/his legacy in leaving this behind. To date, it’s the best poem about crystal meth I’ve read.