"Can You Hear Me Now?"
The silence of my hurts and pain as well as severe depression led to my substance abuse. I was inspired to write this poem as I struggled throughout my drug addiction as I recall the effects of how the drug use hindered my ability to speak out for help. The drug abuse numbed my emotional as well as physical pain. I would cry out on the inside of my mind wondering if people could hear me. I really did not want to become addicted to drugs nor did I really want to die. The drug