Bright green wine

Glenn Merrilees By Glenn Merrilees, 9th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poem about the injustice in modern society where pensioners struggle to heat their homes and feed themselves, where we give extra money to junkies and alcoholics.

Drug and alcohol addiction.

Queues outside the chemist
every morning, five to nine
limbs are trembling visibly
as they await their bright green wine.

Faces white as snowflakes
eyes are dull yet glazed
walking round like zombies
it seems as if they're dazed.

Some then sell the methadone
you wonder what's the need
money for more white stuff
money for their weed.

Then exchanging packages
you wonder what's the point
white stuff for the needle
green stuff for the joint.

Extra pennies for your illness sir
junkie, alcoholic,
that just blows my mind away
it's totally shambolic.

Extra pennies for your illness sir
perhaps free methadone?
a pensioners not eaten
as she shivers all alone.

Extra money for your alcohol
you wonder of their thinking
is it a conspiracy?
they'll die quicker drinking.

There's Heroin or alcohol
cigarettes and weed
money spent on pleasure?
while others die of need.


Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Addicts, Drug Dependent, Drug Use, Drugs

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author avatar Glenn Merrilees
I'm a 48 year old scotsman and a mental health awareness activist. I'm also a multi- award winning multi- published (NOT self published) poet. i have read my work at conferences all over Scotland,

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author avatar Mariah
10th Nov 2013 (#)

Amen brother

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