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Medication MAG

April 30, 2009
By Brittne Wersal SILVER, Glasgow, Montana
Brittne Wersal SILVER, Glasgow, Montana
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Her trembling hands reached out for the tall, skinny bottle
The glass clinking as it made its way out of the cupboard
The black lid spun off and fell to the floor
Glass grazed her chapped, cracked lips
The clear liquid rushed through her mouth
A burning sensation destroyed her throat all the way down to her stomach
One gulp fixes her loved ones
Second gulp medicates her soul
Third gulp numbs the body
Everything is fine for now
She dreads the family coming home soon
Her breath will linger in the family loved air
The children will smell the medication
Her worries come back
She reaches for the bottle

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on Feb. 20 2013 at 2:51 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

What a story to tell and what powerful imagery, good job!

irishlass317 said...
on Aug. 21 2012 at 9:58 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

I really like your point of view, It is very unique, as well as enjoyable and interesting!! Great job!! :)

on May. 22 2011 at 7:24 pm
musicprincess PLATINUM, Braselton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
They say that love is forever, your forever is all that I need

This is really great :) while it is sad, it does put a different perspective on alcoholism because you don't often hear from the addict's point of view as often as you do from those affected. The medicine analogy was brilliant.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Dec. 25 2010 at 2:14 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

This is sad....but honest. Keep on writing.

on Jun. 1 2009 at 2:35 am
xXxFallingTearsxXx GOLD, Cottonwood, Idaho
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this is a great...a little sad, but i still really like it. you are a great writer! you should check out some of my work.