lake county logo

Crystal Meth...a poem.

Crystal Meth

by Anonymous Inmate 

I am a destroyer of homes.

I tear families apart.

I take your wives and your children and that's just a start.

I'm more valued than diamonds,

more precious than gold.

The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

If you ever should need me,

I'm easily found.

I live all around you;

in your schools, in your town.

I live with the rich, I live with the poor.

I live just down the street;

maybe even next door.

I'm made in a lab, but not one like you think.

I can even be made under the kitchen sink

In your kids closet or out in the wood.

If this scares you to death,

well, it certainly should.

I have many names, but there is one you'll know best,

I'm sure you've heard of me, my name is Crystal Meth.

My power is awesome,

try me and you'll see

But once you do,

you can never break free.

Just try me once and I may let you go

But try me twice and I will own your soul.

When I possess you,

you'll steal and you'll lie

You'll do whatever you have to

just to get high.

The crimes that you'll commit for my narcotic charms

Will be worth the pleasures while you're in my arms.

You'll lie to your mom;

you'll steal from your dad

When you see their tears you must feel sad.

Just forget your morals and how you were raised,

I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.

I'll take kids from parents,

and parents from kids

I'll turn people from God, and I'll separate friends.

I'll take away your looks and your pride

But I'll always be with you,

right by your side.

 You'll give up everything - your family and your home

Your money - your true friends

and then you're alone.

I'll take and I'll take 'til there's no more to give

When I am finished with you,

you'll be lucky to live.

If you will give me a chance I'll drive you insane

If you try me be warned, this is not a game

I'll ravage your body,

I'll control your mind

I'll own you completely,

your soul will be mine.

The nightmares I'll give you when you're lying in bed

And the voices you'll hear from inside your head

The sweat and the shakes and the visions of me

I want you to know that

these gifts are from me

But then it is too late and you'll know in your heart

That you are now mine and we never shall part

You'll regret that you tried me (they always do)

But you came to me,

not I to you.

You should have said no and then walked away

If you could live that day over again,

what would you say?

You knew this would happen,

many times you've been told,

But you challenged my power,

you chose to be bold

My power is awesome,

I told you before,

I will take your life and make it dim and sore

Now that you've met me what will you do?

Will you give me a try?

It's all up to you.

I can show you more than words can tell

Come take my hand

and I'll lead you to hell.