Surviving Youth

Looking back on a time when

I was young and alive

Self destructive and reckless yet

Somehow I survived

Endless parties that started only

When you arrived

Fuelled on excess drink and poisons 

Of which you thrived

My own life didn’t begin 

Until I contrived

To divest myself of you 

And not feel deprived

Those memories not happy

But filled with heartache

Lost youth that was wasted

On you- my misguided mistake

 “Youth comes but once in a lifetime.”
Henry Wadswoth Longfellow

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