Your Chemical Embrace by Anonymous

I keep digging
But just getting deeper
I keep climbing
But the mountain gets steeper
And I question myself
Every single day

Can’t find solace
In things I used to love
Can’t deal with
Daily push and shove
Like I’m below ground
Frightened of what’s above

Didn’t know I was in trouble
When I fell into
Your chemical embrace
But now I can see
When is all said and done
You’re a chemical disgrace

Diagnosis made me lost
Treatment made me sick
And I’ve only got myself to blame
You played your mind trick
Now all I feel is shame
Every single day

I’m dependent, lost and confused
The world turns but I am still
Lost the fight, lost the will
I’m as empty and hollow
As the promises
You made to me

Didn’t know I was in trouble
When I fell into
Your chemical embrace
But now I can see
When is all said and done
You’re a chemical disgrace

Haven’t even got the strength
To be angry anymore
Feel so hollow
Deep in my core
You’re not a chemical solution
But a toxic execution

*****

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1 COMMENT

  1. This poem makes me want to reach through the screen, hold your hand and say, “You’re writing proves you’re more than a diagnostic label: you’re a poet.”
    I keep repeating these lines to myself:
    “You’re not a chemical solution
    But a toxic execution”
    A toxic execution….. what a turn of phrase! Bravo!