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!

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.

21 thoughts on “I Am Crystal Meth”

  1. Jill, my deepest sympathies. I truly hope that everyone will take the time to read about the life and untimely death of your beautiful son. God Bless you.

  2. I have this poem on my other computer but couldn’t get it off so I went into yahoo and found it thanks. This poem is so true that it is scray.

  3. thank u for telling the truth that shit stole 10 years of my life and i am a grateful recovering addict today.i have 13 months and 11 days clean today and i used to count how many days i could stay up ,today i am clean with my 3 babies and cannot ever forget that i am a dope fiend when i do thats when that bastard sneaks up on me i know there is hope cuz i remember when i had no hope thank you for the poem that gave me a reason to stay clean today

  4. the first time i heard this poem i was a user of meth. i was on that shit from the time i was 13 to august of last year. i am now 18 and i cant even imagine ever even looking and that stuff let alone do it. i still have cravings every now and again but i will never do it again.

  5. Emily – thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience. I am ELATED to hear that you are clean and sober. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you – CONGRATS!

  6. It’s a shit poem but it does raise awareness. I saw it in some school work that I do which is about addiction.
    Okay perhaps not a shit poem, just not my cup of tea-poem.

  7. Only 8% of people stay clean of this drug!!! In 2005 i was completely hooked on Crystal Meth! i lost everything, friends, family and the most important person in my life… my little girl. when they took her i dwelled in self pitty for months until i couldnt bare the pain anymore. I enrolled my self in a drug treatment program where i spent a lot of time cleaning up. I am proud to say I have been clean for 32 months and continue to battle this addiction. I have my little girl back and lead a healthy life style! This poem helps me stay clean, if i ever think about it I read this poem and remember the nightmare it helped me make. I would like to thank the woman that wrote this poem may she rest in peace!!! My prayers go out to all the addicts and recoverind addicts… GOD BLESS!!!!

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