|Reviewed by Malachy MacFarlane (Reader)
|When I saw the title I had to come and check this out, I wrote a piece called "My Demon" on this same topic. You handled it well. Good one. Mal.|
|Reviewed by Sophia Romiti
|o my gosh that was really good!
o very nice write!! im sorry that ur in that kindda situation!!
|Reviewed by ur bf meghan
|wow, all i can say is wow.....and remember?|
|Reviewed by sugar magnolia
|We seldom realize how far reaching the effects of seemingly small choices can be...Especially with drugs, these 'small' descisions easily spiral out of control and become bigger than anone could have imagined. I hope your half-bro gets the help he needs somehow, and I wish strength to you.
I liked the use of a picture at the beggining of this, and you use great imagery. I wonder what more you could achieve without staying true to such a strict rhyme scheme? Just a thought. This was really a strong and honest piece.
|Reviewed by Sweet_Sarah
|hey kaci, this poem is amazing, Though I'll probably never understand your situation with your brother I feel for you and hope that you will let me suppourt you as we grow up together. Keep up the good work!|
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|Thank you for doing what I should have done years ago.. put it in writing! Im waaaaay past the understanding and the help and the intervention and "but its a disease" comments.. it still comes back to the person to initiate the recovery! when losing children and 3 husbands and your family doesnt 'start the ball rolling' I must wash my hands of it! god, Kaci.. youve found a soulmate here.. we have nothing to feel guilty about... most importantly, you have written a poem that brilliantly blurts it and giving you a "10" does not even come close. your write is fabulous!katy.|
|Reviewed by richard poor
|i like this....but,you must understand the demon.|
|Reviewed by Marjorie Coogle (Reader)
|Moving piece. Addictions tear apart so many families. Welcome to AD and keep them coming.|
|Reviewed by C. Gourlay
|Moving piece Kaci
-that which does not kill ...fattens (and makes us stronger)-
i too have written on the subject, doesn't it all just suck.
|Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
This is a beautiful and articulate poem.
I empathize. Four out of six people in my immediate family of origin are addicts. Some active. Some in recovery. The substances (any addictive substance) of Addiction are merely the bi-products, or results, of the source of addictive processes. But active addiction is a physiological disease very much like Diabetes. Emotionally and Spiritually it is a disease based in starvation. The challenge for any addict is discovering significant Spiritual and emotional connection to afford the strength to manage physical health sufficiently to avoid the deceptive attractiveness of substances the
body has come to crave. I believe that discussion opportunities such as this are a part of the solution. Thanks, Vicky
|Reviewed by Josephine Bohen
|excellent write Kaci, i recognize a good poet when i see one HA
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|This is a heart felt write. I too hope your brother get the help he needs. It is a good thing that you and your family have discovered that that help must come from somewhere other than yourselves.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|oh, how sad. oh, i hope your half brother gets the help he so deserves; i feel your pain. you will be in my thoughts and prayers. if you want to drop me a line, feel free to do so at my e-mail address. i will answer you back!! love, your new friend at AD, karen lynn (cajunfan2.yahoo.com).|