Chemical Crutches

By Aarron Mondello


Poison sludge under the skin
These chemical crutches
Lives are ruined from within
Reliance clutches
Scratching digging deepening
It’s hold on the broken
And the weeping
Never sleeping
Eating away their courage
They aren’t there
They no longer sing
These chemical crutches
Reign supreme
Loved ones watch and stare
In a darkened dream
As these chemical crutches
Slowly win
And those we love are forever changed
Those we love are forever maimed
Digging deeper always scratching
Are the chemical crutches of our addiction.


I think it’s a safe bet that we all know someone battling addiction in some way. Whether it’s cigarettes (like me) or a harder and deadlier substance (like someone I used to be close to) addiction is real and can destroy lives.

Help those that want it. Addiction can be a cage.


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2 thoughts on “Chemical Crutches

  1. In many ways some don’t even realize they have a clutch. I do hope u win your battle. I used to smoke but I stopped, it’ll be year in December.

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