Mother of an Addict – Fan Submitted Poem

Mother of an Addict

I am the Mother of an Addict
This is not like being the mother of a child with cancer, diabetes, or aids
This is not like being the mother of a child who is serving with honor in a foreign land
This is not like being the mother of a child who lives no more and is mourned by all

I am the Mother of an Addict
There are no marathons or fund raisers for this disease, no sweet girls selling cookies
There are no flags flying, or bumper stickers to proudly acknowledge my child’s deeds
There are only tears and silent screams, what terror will the next knock or phone call bring

I am the Mother of an Addict
I see my child and I am not glad, for though I ache to save him, with relief I let him go
I see my child with fear and suspicion, as I hear all he says and I can but endlessly hope
I see my child and wonder will I ever know him again, hold him again . . . see him again

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  1. ctitmas44@gmail.com says

    recovery walk in philly next saturday sept 21. we do recover walk for some hope thousands will be in attendance.

  2. JenniferS056 says

    I just wanted to give you ladies hope. I am almost 26 years old and have been clean from herion since March 2010. I started using in July of 2006 and i went to jail several times rehab all of that what made me finally quit was my mom got a restraining order against me and i was sick in tired of being sick in tired. I always tell parents of addicts just know that they still love you. I remember fighying with my mom for mobey and crying after leaving but i didnt care what i had to do to get it Now i have two little girls and my mom is my best friend. Good luck to you and your children Jennifer Baltimore Md

  3. JenniferS056 says

    I just wanted to give you ladies hope. I am almost 26 years old and have been clean from herion since March 2010. I started using in July of 2006 and i went to jail several times rehab all of that what made me finally quit was my mom got a restraining order against me and i was sick in tired of being sick in tired. I always tell parents of addicts just know that they still love you. I remember fighying with my mom for mobey and crying after leaving but i didnt care what i had to do to get it Now i have two little girls and my mom is my best friend. Good luck to you and your children Jennifer Baltimore Md

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