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My Name is Meth

Editor’s note: The following poem is circulating on the Internet, allegedly penned by a young Indian girl who was in jail on drug charges and was addicted to methamphetamine. Its authenticity cannot be verified. The author is anonymous. The poem was provided to The Corydon Democrat by Marie Faith of Corydon.

My Name Is Meth

I destroy homes, I tear families apart, I’ll take your children, and that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
If you need me, remember I’m easily found,
I live all around you ‘ in schools and in towns.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor,
I live down the street and maybe next door.
I’m made in a lab, but not like you think,
I can be made under your kitchen sink,
In your child’s closet and even in the woods.
If this scares you to death, it probably should.
I have many names, but there’s one you know best,
I’m sure you’ve heard of me, my name is Crystal Meth.
My power is awesome, try me, you’ll see,
But if you do, you’ll never be free.
Just try me once, and I might let you go,
But try me twice and I’ll own your soul.
When 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 my narcotic charms, will be worth the pleasures you’ll feel in your arms.
You’ll lie to your mother and steal from your dad; when you see all their tears, you should feel sad.
But you’ll forget all your morals and how you were raised,
I’ll be your conscience; I’ll teach you my ways.
I take kids from their parents and parents from their kids.
I turn people from God and separate friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
I’ll always be with you, right by your side.
You’ll give up everything, your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and I’ll take till you have nothing to give, when I’m finished with you, you’ll be lucky to live.
If you try me, be warned this is no game,
If you’ll give me the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body; I’ll control your mind,
I’ll own you completely; your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed, the voices you’ll hear from inside your head.
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart,
That you are mine, and we will never part.
You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
But you challenged my powers and chose to be bold.
You could have said, ‘No,’ and just walked away.
If you could live that day over, what would you say?
I’ll be your master, and you’ll be my slave;
I’ll go with you when you go to your grave.
Now that you’ve met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not, it’s all up to you.
I’ll bring you more misery than word can tell,
Come take my hand, let me lead you to Hell!