Are Drugs Your Temptation?

I destroy homes, I tear families apart

I take your children, and that's just the start.

I'm more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold

The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

And if you need me, remember, I'm easily found

I live all around you, in schools and in town.

I live with the rich, I live with the poor

I live down the street, and maybe next door.

My power is awesome—try me you'll see

But if you do, you may never break free.

Just try me once and I might let you go

But try me twice, and I'll own your soul.

When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie

You'll do what you have to just to get high.

The crimes you'll commit, for my narcotic charms

Will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms.

You'll lie to your mother; you'll steal from your dad

When you see their tears, you should feel sad.

But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised

I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.

I take kids from parents, and parents from kids

I turn people from God, and separate close friends.

I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride

I'll be with you always, right by your side.

You'll give up everything—your family, your home

Your friends, your money, then you'll be alone.

I'll take and I'll take, till you have nothing more to give

When I'm finished with you you'll be lucky to live.

If you try me be warned this is no game

If given the chance, I'll drive you insane.

I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind

I'll own you completely; your soul will be mine.

The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed

The voices you'll hear from inside your head.

The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see

I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.

But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart

That you are mine, and we shall not part.

You'll regret that you tried me, they always do

But you came to me, not I to you.

You knew this would happen, many times you were told

But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.

You could have said “No,” and just walked away

If you could live that day over, now what would you say?

I'll be your master; you will be my slave

I'll even go with you, when you go to your grave.

Now that you have met me, what will you do?

Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you.

I can bring you more misery than words can tell

Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.





*Author unknown