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To Tweak or Not To Tweak

Submitted by apollogroove on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 22:33.

This is not exactly my story, but it is true to my experience: an
undated Shakespeare for the 21st Century Tweaker: using, sober, in relapse, or in between.
Hope ya like it, maybe can identify! ;O)

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To Tweak or Not to Tweak?
[With apologies to William Shakespeare:]

To tweak, or not to tweak; - that is the question: -
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The rooms and members of Twelve-Step Recovery,
Or to light the pipe against a sea of cravings,
And by hitting it end them? - To smoke, to tweak -
Loaded; and by our high to say we end
The boredom and the thousand tedious tasks
That sponsors give us, - 'tis a con's frustration
In never getting high. Relapse! - to tweak; -
To tweak! perchance to scheme: ay, there's the scam;
For in that bag of dope what schemes may come,
When we have smoked from off this piece of foil,
Must give us pause: there's the relapse
That makes a mockery of long-term sober;
For who would bear
One Day at a Time's,
The Thirteenth-Steppers, the Oldtimers' drunkalogs,
The pangs of sober love, the law's court-cards,
The insolence of speakers, and the spurns
That returning, relapsed addicts take,
When they themselves might still escape
For one more weekend? who would home-groups bear,
To grunt and sweat through dreary meetings,
But that the threat of "relapse equals death," -
The Overdosers' country, from whose burn
No addict returns, - puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those fools we know
Than those out there, where we would not go.
Thus sobriety makes cowards of us all;
And thus the tweaker's firmest resolution
Is weakened by cries of keep coming back;
And online searches for great porn and hook-ups,
With this regard, can never happen:
We lose our screen-name passwords. - Soft you now!
The Fair Miss Tina. - Nymph, in thy chemistry
Be all my sins remember'd.

Would tweek by any other name get you quite as high?

Submitted by FoggyMess on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 11:59.


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