The Black Hole In Your Arm

A Valentine


I destroy homes, tear families apart – take your children, and that’s just the start.

I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold – the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

And if you need me, remember I’m easily found.
I live all around you, in schools and in town.

I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.

My power is awesome – try me you’ll see.
But if you do, you may never break 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, cheat, and lie.
You’ll do what you have to just to get high.

The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms, I’ll make it a pleasure tearing holes in your arms.

You’ll lie to your lover; you’ll steal from your dad.
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.

But you’ll forget your honor and how your kids should be raised.
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.

I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate from friends.

I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I’ll be with you always, 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 more 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 given 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.

You will use me to kill the pain that I bring,
To numb the memory, moments of clarity bring.

Nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed.
The voices you’ll hear from inside your head.

The sweats, the shakes, the cramps – oh you’ll see.
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.

But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part.

They love you and try to save you from your fate,
But if they keep you from me, that lover you’ll hate.

You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do.
But you came to me, not I to you.

You knew this would happen.
Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.

You’ll project and place blame, on those you crush, if you try to admit fault, I’ll tell you to hush.

You could have said no, and just walked away.
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?

Would you trade me for a happiness, that eludes even kings?
Or build more guilt and anger, for fleeting pleasure I bring.

I’ll be your master; you will be my slave.
I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.

Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you trade me for true love?
It’s all up to you.

One day I won’t be enough, to kill the pain of the harm,
You’ve done to your life, through the black hole in your arm.

A permanent misery, more than words can tell.
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.

Happy Valentines Day,

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