See her arms, filled with holes
needles bought her soul
a needle for pain
a needle for rejection
one needle she shared, she’s ridden with infection…

See the young boy, good boy,
never do-a-bad-thing-boy,
tried a beer for the first time
made love with a stranger
now flowing with anger
he’s dying of disease…

See the stone angel in the cemetery
it weeps, but no one can see,
our kids are dying, it’s killing me
Lost children forever bringing their loved ones misery…

(c) 2012 allen simpson

Think before you drink. Think before you use drugs. Life. Love.

Photo the artistic creation of Hanneliese Bredell and Allen Simpson