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LADY HEROIN by Thelma1 LADY HEROIN by Thelma1
I did not write this.

This is given out to junkies at some rehabs
and help centers. I think it's telling them
what they already know, but these words
are SO very true.


I had no idea which category to put
this in, please tell me if it's wrong.
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:iconnuggettishome:
nuggettishome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ran across this & shared it with another artist I "watch". Hope all is well.:D (Big Grin) 
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Lashington Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My heart bleeds for you, I have been through the torment of losing my son aged 37. I hope that young people read this verse and take heed of the warning you have given them. May god bless you and keep you safe to carry on passing this important message to others.
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are facts even I do know though I have never been addicted and never even tried and certainly something I NEVER want to try but I like how this is written even though you didn'T write it...

I also think it sure suits the rehab places...like...people come there to get away from it and sure the poem tells them something they already know - but the last two verses actually also contain that they will never be able to cure themselves. Even if they finish the rehab positively - they will always suffer from what that Lady did to them...they will always be connected to her....and will also have to face the fact that if they are ever go back into her arms they will also go back to the vicious circle that in the end led them to where they are while reading that poem or even farther into death...

Yeah well just my 2 cents ...
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thanks my friend, and I agree with you.
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug::huggle: I'm so sorry that you are personally concerned due to your daughter being addicted/having been addicted...if you ever need someone to talk to you know where to find me :aww:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Sadly my daughter passed away a few weeks after I posted this, and I also posted a photo of her in hospital, hopefully to put any youngsters off drugs :(
Thank you for being such a caring friend, and thank you for just being there, DA and this wonderful community really helped me get through the grief at the time.
I truly appreciate your caring words dear friend :huggle:

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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I saw that photo and I know a lot of similar photos from anti-drug-campaigns and medical books and such stuff...

No problem - I help where I can and when I can :aww:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
:heart: :huggle:
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lamblyn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's sad that they give them out at rehab places, reading it made me feel if I was to ever get hooked I'd never be able to stop, they should send them out at school assemblies instead. Cause after reading this well...makes me never wanna go near the stuff.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Yes I totally agree, it seems a bit late to hand them out at rehab, a little like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted :(
They should definitely give them to ALL young people, and thanks so much for commenting :hug:
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josephfawcettart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
This a wondrful written piece. It is very truthful.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Yes I couldn't agree more, and thank you so much :heart:
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:iconriviera2008:
riviera2008 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
yes , this is really very true , whoever has written it knew what he/she was writing about ... I hope many will read it and start thinking ...
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Yes I hope many read it too, I think it should be given out to all schoolchildren, though maybe it is and I don't know, but you're right, it is well written.
And thank you for commenting :hug:
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:iconriviera2008:
riviera2008 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
:heart:sending you my loving thoughts
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thank you, you are very kind :heart:
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:iconriviera2008:
riviera2008 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
so are you,Thelma . I sincerely hope that life still has many happy experiences for you !
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
:hug:
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playgrounddefect Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Hey Thelma, do you know who the author of this poem is?
Because I think it is a very powerful poem, and I would like to include it in my poetry study. I had a look on google but no such luck yet lol.

:heart:
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's too late for this info but [link] There are various theories about who wrote it ^^
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playgrounddefect Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^^
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
I'm sorry I don't know at all, they are given out at drug clinics. It is definitely powerful, and of course, it seemed right to post it while my daughter was ill.
I'm sure it would be okay if you just took this one and used it. I took the view that if they give these out to thousands of junkies, surely they wouldn't mind who showed it where, if you know what I mean :hug:
As far as I'm concerned, please feel free to copy or print this one :heart:
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] There are various theories about who wrote it ^^
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:iconplaygrounddefect:
playgrounddefect Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :) :hug:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
You're welcome my friend :hug:
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow Thelma, a most moving photo and poem. Now we have to do is figure out to stop the middle east from growing it while still leaving them an income. Even poppy's not doing the trick anymore. And wheat and other crops come no where close to a family's living. What a terrible Catch 22.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Yes, it's such a sad and terrible situation, but I don't think anyone is ever going to be able to solve it :(:( Thankyou very much for commenting :hug: :heart:
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laurengary Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Thelma, I don't know what to say hon, except you know my heart is with you. :hug:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
:heart::heart:
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boobookittyfreak Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
OMG! I know I might be on a small track of what this talks about. See, It's not heroine, and maybe in some people's eyes it's not a drug at all. But now-a-days us "youngsters" have found different ways to get that "high" from poppies. Reading this makes me wonder how far I'll go, maybe it's time to stop especially when I'm going into withdrawls when I quit taking it.... good ghod I've screwed up.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Please look at the photo of my daughter... [link]
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel your pain..:hug:
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Zooreka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
As one who was once down that rocky old road My sincerest best wishes go out to you both. I am happy to say that I have kicked pretty much all my addictions now with the exception of Graphics applications :)

Sooner that than any of the alternatives. I mentioned a little bit about the alcoholic scene last night in an exchange with =AnnaKirsten and then wandered over here (totally unrelated) and you can imagine my shock. Part of the reason I got out of Ireland and the UK is that the scene has become so bad there and society had become too tolerant and I pray you will forgive me for saying this....too soft in our attitudes to both dealer and Junkie alike.

You need to be strong to beat an addiction but believe me it's probably harder to stay clean once you've got that far.........

As you now know I live in Peru where Cocaine is a huge problem as is heroin now. The Farc are largely responsible for the bulk of the problems here in their deals with the Mafia..... Heroin for Coke! Hence the huge upswing of Coke in Europe and a new gateway for Heroin to get into the USA. I remain 100% behind Alvaro Uribe and hope others will Jump on board in exterminating the Vermin that produce and Traffic such filth! I'm wondering when the war in Afghanistan really will start.... or Pakistan for that matter!

Above all I do hope your daughter manages to clean up but given her history it seems unlikely. My prayers though are with her and all concerned! :) :hug:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:heart: :heart:
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Though this is pretty awesome, you're not supposed to upload work you didn't do, including poetry. ^^;
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an-xperience Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
unfortunately handling one's self responsibly without addictions is difficult enough; thus, many fine souls find themselves living helplessly out of control in order to find their next fix.
unfortunately, too, societies have turned medicinal herbs into incurable diseases with their capitalistic sciences~!~
many blessings to you, your family and to all beings~~~~
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
That is so very true, and thankyou so much :heart:
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an-xperience Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
of course, itz an honor to share existence with you
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:heart: :heart:
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Shocking, but true. My prayers go out to you and your family. :heart: :pray:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Thankyou so much Jean :heart:
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MothersHeart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
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NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Oh, Thelma, I'll keep you in my prayers. And I pray my children don't choose this path.
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Thankyou so very much, and I pray that your children will have happy and wonderful lives :heart:
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TheGirlsAuntie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
there is no wrong category for this. Everyone needs to read it.
I am sorry for the pain you are going through, but thank you for being so constructive with your grief.
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:heart: :heart:
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DiamondGirlFL Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Writer
very strong, powerful and true..
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:heart: :heart:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   General Artist
Yes, my own daughter passed one of these to me when she was given one at a rehab centre.

But there IS hope.

She kicked the habit when she hit rock bottom, inside a prison rehab unit with just three months to get off that, other drugs, and also drink. She went through hell, but the fact that it was in a prison rehab unit was her saving grace, because she had no choice but to go through with it - and they really did look after her too.

That's when she began to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but she still had to go through a methadone program (long since realised to be worse than heroine itself), plus high doses of antipsychotics. It took her a further year or so to be completely clean from all of the rehab medication, and God preserved her brain and her internal organs.

She is now a qualified counsellor and a key-worker amongst young people. Her heart is to educate and to try to salvage whom she can by her own experiences and example.

There is hope, no matter how dim all this may feel at the moment. At one point she had taken a fatal overdose of paracetamol; the blood tests "proved" that she could not survive it. She did! No damage was done!

So drastically fatalistic as this poem appears to be, Lady Heroin doesn't always win!
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