An Old Friend
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I found him one day sitting there all alone
An old friend of mine through the years I had known
I recall how his problems would make him depressed
Then he drank or took drugs to deal with the stress
He soon found addiction was just waiting there
Giving him the impression nobody else cared
The ones he loved could no longer depend
And in time found addiction was his only friend
The life he was leading would soon take its toll
Weakening spirit, his mind, and his soul
From days in rehabs to his days in a cell
He'd come to realize he had built his own hell
The day that he fell he just wanted life over
Didn't know if he could live his life being sober
He ask God for help, as he knew he must try
Because this time he knew that it was do or die
Relapses were many but in time there were few
And the strength that he lacked inside him grew
Today he's doing well and his life is on track
And the loved ones he lost he found he got back
Of the drugs in his life that often he craved
Today he thanks God because he's been "saved"
Today he prays often and has found a new way
To deal with the problems he finds day-to-day
Today we're good friends which is how it should be
'Cause this old friend I lost - you see had been me
This poem was written for addicts who still suffer.
May it find its way to those who need it most.
[ Tommy Q. -- from TPS -- Ed:anon. ]