You were so young that maybe you didn’t realize the new friendship that you made.
It made you feel good and helped you escape the troubles that clouded your mind and judgment.
It made you feel like you were dancing in a field of flowers but you couldn’t see that you were holding hands with the devil.
You slowly started to change and it was as if you convinced yourself that no one would ever notice.
But I noticed.
Your friendship consumed you and I tried to convince you to walk away. I tried to explain how this friendship would slowly destroy you.
But you didn’t listen.
All you cared about was hanging around people with similar friendships. In your eyes, they were the only ones who understood you.
I tried to understand but you wouldn’t let me.
Your friendship tricked you into thinking that you were okay, that you could stop at any time.
But you couldn’t stop.
The high points made you feel invincible but the sobering morning sun would remind you of your weakness.
That weakness made you run right back to your friend for another hit of mind numbing infectious poison.
That poison contaminated your entire body and spilled out into your life.
It even splattered onto those that you love.
Your friendship contaminated more than just you, but you were too high on that friendship to see it.
Your dysfunctional friendship destroyed your self-worth and I could no longer see happiness in your eyes.
Your friendship with addiction has led you down an isolate road that only you have the directions to.
I tried to find you and bring you back, but only you can find your way home.
I’ll be here waiting for you when you are ready for a new friendship.
A friendship that makes you feel happy and inspires you to be the person that I used to know.
She is still inside you. You just have to find the strength to bring her back out.
Your friendship with addiction is a friendship that never should have been.
When you finally cut ties you will be able to see that through clear eyes.
Clarity to see that a friendship shouldn’t slowly drown you.
The clarity to see that a friendship with addiction is not a friendship at all.