The Legend of Prince Valium

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The Legend of Prince Valium
Written by Mark Edgemon

Jim had led a hard life and for that reason, his nerves were shot. For that very reason, he was hooked on prescription Valium to calm him down. The dose amount was rarely a consideration for he took them when he needed them night or day.

But after a short period of time, nerves were no longer his reason for taking them. He was addicted to them. He needed them to help him forget about the deep-seated emotional scars he had acquired over the years by the many acts of sinful behavior, which he justified away even though his spirit kept count.

The people in his life would council him to cut down on the amount of Valium he was taking or get off the drug completely, but he tuned them out, thinking they did not know what they were talking about, for after all, it was his life.

After 30 years, he died suddenly from a stroke, which was due partly to his drug addiction and mostly to his self willed sinfulness, which caused him to take the drug in the first place. Shortly after the funeral, he began to be forgotten as if he had never existed. The drug caused him not to deal with the pain of his unresolved problems and close himself off to others, who became increasingly added weight to the mounting issues he had to deal with in his life. Eventually, it was the weight of the world that killed him. The drug just eased the pain.

Copyright 2008 Mark Edgemon

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