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Lauren Young

PO# 642659
United States
United States
The Meth Addicted Psyche 28. Columbus, OH
July 15, 2019
Las Vegas, United States

Lately I’ve been feeling so uninspired. Sobriety tends to do that to me. Whenever I am actually happy, I have writer’s block. It’s easier to write about dark stuff and right now, thankfully, I don’t have any of that.

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ZEBRA
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July 3, 2019
Las Vegas, United States

Dear future self,

Do you remember the days  when you tried to convince yourself & others that
“maybe some people  are just meant to have a bad lives”?

& how you referred
to yourself as
“damaged goods”?

That life just wasn’t
meant for you?

Remember that you believed since you were a youth that you weren’t going to live until 26???

You simply became comfortable soaking in your self-pity;
Completely content being a victim of your demons versus a master of your own destiny.

But, then the day came,
where the risk of staying the same was greater than the risk it took to change.

You felt so low from living high for so long; so close to dying it was finally time to start living.

You trust...

WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH
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June 18, 2019
 

I am finally back &
         I am finally sober.

Still, I gravitate
towards crystal,
though I know our
good times are over.

    Such a struggle
    it is to abstain
    from that of which
    fills me with both
    exuberance & disdain.

     Unless on
     the verge of dying,
    I don’t feel that
    I’m really even living;
             In short,
         Disturbingly
         unsatisfying.

      I’m aware that
      my addiction
      wants me dead.
                  It whispers
                  sweet nothings
                  & gets in my head.

     Each time it calls,
     I answer & buy that ticket
     for the ride that
     breaks my heart
     every time.
     
     I k...

ZEBRA
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May 20, 2019
Westerville, United States

Hey guys.

On my way to treatment for the next month or so! Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I’ll see you on the other side of this

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WHITE CLOCK
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May 19, 2019
Columbus, United States

Hey guys I could use
some words of wisdom to get me through this detox and before I go to treatment tomorrow.

All my love,

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 16, 2019
Columbus, United States

          Unexpectedly,

      Being left out in
           the cold is
             much warmer
        than you ever
              ever were...
             

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RUMA ZAIDI
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May 16, 2019
 

   “She welcomed me
     with her sunshine
      & radiance”

         You said you tried
            to write for me.

           Now, all I’ve got
                  is cloudy skies.
      & the worst downpour
            this town will ever see
    & of course,
    foolish poetry.

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POOJA TYAGI
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May 16, 2019
 

                   
       clearly, I’m still a
       stupid little girl.

The realization
of my own naivety
is hitting me
like a brick wall.

          I believed in you!
    I kept the faith even
    when it was debilitating!

   & worst of all,
   I really thought
   you loved me,
   because why
   would you
    lie?

         Undeserving of
         the pedestal
         I put you on.

I thought you were a dream
    & come to find out,
        you’re
        my
        worst
      N I G H T M A R E.

just a wolf dressed
in sheep’s clothing.

was it fun for you,
watching me chase you?
        & how the hell
        do you sleep at night?

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POOJA TYAGI
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May 15, 2019
Columbus, United States

“This is my last time”
            -me (again)

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ZEBRA
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May 14, 2019
Columbus, United States

M-
   You just dropped
    me off,
    but I
wanted
to say thank you .

          So, thanks-
          for your patience.
   for being understanding.
        for not giving  up.
      for being thoughtful.
     for comfort.
    for us having songs.
      for seeing the real me.
        for potential.  

XOXO

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ZEBRA
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May 8, 2019
Columbus, United States

To M

We were both
just two lost souls,
who found a home  
in each other’s emptiness.

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WHITE CLOCK
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May 14, 2019
Columbus, United States

Well...
          So it begins,
what is supposed
      to be my
        final binge.

My last hoorah.

“You always say that”
                   -all my friends

They’re not wrong!

This weekend I go to treatment.
            (again)

I’m never
gonna want
this high
to cease
           </3

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May 14, 2019
Columbus, United States

  THINGS
  DON’T CHANGE

                P E O P L E
                DO

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WHITE CLOCK
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May 13, 2019
 

People
Don’t
Change
‘Til
It
Hurts
Bad
Enough

The risk of staying
           the same
must be greater
           than the risk
           of changing.

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LETTRS 2019 STAMP
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May 13, 2019
Columbus, United States

Perhaps,
               the silver lining is
                that from the
                            w r e c k a g e,

  i could build
                a
                new
                f o u n d a t i o n.

              Something durable,
              Something sturdy.

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WHITE CLOCK
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May 13, 2019
 

      Man Vs. Self

I feel
like God
& the devil
are at war
inside of my soul.

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 12, 2019
 

I
Always
Shoot
Way
Past
The
Mark

              too ambitious
                for all
                the
                 wrong things
      

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WHITE CLOCK
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May 11, 2019
 

Due to
one of my
methamphetamine
binges,

       iOS screen time app
                    states
              I’ve spent
                    over
                    27 hours

           on our
     Lettrs app
            in the
          last 7 days.

Whether I’m
high or not,

                      I have become
                      absolutely
                      O B S E S S E D
                      w/ Lettrs
                      since coming
                      across it
                      last week.

To say it has been
life-changing
would be the
understatement
of the year.

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May 10, 2019
Columbus, United States

  
                 pain is inevitable,
               suffering is a choice

suffering is
the direct
result of
resisting pain

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May 10, 2019
 

         The only time
                we don’t have
          a choice is
                    when we refuse
                to make one.

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DAY OF TRUTH
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May 10, 2019
Columbus, United States

Life
Expects
More
From
You

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May 10, 2019
 

If a
better life
is what
you want,

                 start
                        by
                             taking
                                    off
                                         the
                                              noose

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May 9, 2019
Lancaster, United States

         I am truly
                            u n i n s p i r e d.

sobriety
gives
me
writer’s
block

          

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RECOLLECTION
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May 6, 2019
Columbus, United States

L- let go of what makes you heavy

A- apologize when you’re wrong

U- use your manners

R- remember to be grateful  

E- emulate kindness

N- nothing worth having comes easy

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ZEBRA
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May 6, 2019
 

        F    A    L    L    I    N    G
                         Deeper
                              &  Deeper
                      
          Into
                 the
                     crystal
                              a b y s s  

                              
          Signing off-
                  B A N G, B A N G
                              K I S S, K I S S

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 6, 2019
 

Using drugs...
Well, it used to be fun.
    Until
          all of the sudden,
                    it just wasn’t.
                 
                                      Now,
                     the only high
                     I chase is
                                     Oblivion.  

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VISIONS
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May 6, 2019
 

At
Times
I
Win
The
Battle

But
I’ll
Always
Lose
The
War

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WOMAN
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May 6, 2019
 

The
Higher
The
Climb,

              The
              Lower
              The
              Fall.

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CHIRAYU
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May 3, 2019
 

My perfect life wouldn’t
be anything fancy.

    In fact,
    it’s pretty simple:
                        Peace of mind &               
                    Long-term sobriety.

They go
hand-in-hand

    As long as
    I could experience
              true peace of mind
              & make myself proud
              by staying sober,

                          That would
                          be everything
                          I’ve ever wanted

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CREATIVE WRITING
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