I've been told to get a life

A poem by Nikki McCartney from the Walbunja tribe, South Coast region.

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I've been told to get a life,
but it's hard when my kids are on this drug called ice.
I lay awake in bed at night,
thinking about the effects and lies,
and how to deal with these cards I'm dealt,
like a roll of the dice my life is spelt.
So if you're in the same boat as me,
just listen up and think of this:
life is what yo make of it,
so think twice before you try this sh_t,
one take of this crystal drug called ice,
leads you on a destructive path of a life.

Nicole writes poems to help the new generation of children and adults understand the effects drugs can have on a person.

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Korff, J 2020, I've been told to get a life, <https://stage.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/poems/ive-been-told-to-get-a-life>, retrieved 22 June 2024

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