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Cassidy Webb

Boca Raton, FL, USA


Things I Never Knew

With my needle full
My anxious heart racing
I had no idea of the consequences and
Ultimate destruction I was facing.

When I was a young girl
My dreams at large
I had no idea that one day
Heroin would be in charge.

It began as fun, exhilarating, and new
It quickly became my vice
It was my master
It was the only thing I would pursue.

Landing in jail, I was sure
“That’s it, I’m done”
Sadly I had no idea
My obsession couldn’t be out run.

With a solemn oath I swore
“This won’t happen again”
I had no idea that delusion,
Obsession, control, would always win.

What was fun, exhilarating, and new
Destroyed my family
Hopeless, scared, defeated
They didn’t know what to do.

I was miserable, lost, broken.
In an attempt to take my life
God stepped in, saying
“No, the time is not right.”

With aching bones and shaking hands
I asked for help.
I had no idea of the relief
My family finally felt.

What started as fun, exhilarating, and new
Led me to the destruction
Which, in the end,
Introduced me to You.

With loving friends by my side
They taught me how to live
I came to know a God I never knew
Who simply continues to give.

With my life full
And my grateful heart beating
Friends, God, and fellowship
Gave my life a meaning

What is now fun, exhilarating, and new
Provided me with a life.
It came from all the lessons
And things I never knew.

Cassidy Webb is a 24 year old avid writer from South Florida. She advocates spreading awareness on the disease of addiction. Her passion in life is to help others by sharing her experience, strength, and hope at

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