Famous poet Shel Silverstein's long-form poem "A Perfect High" is an example of anti-drug poetry. Other anti-drug poems include "Among School Children" by William Butler Yeats and "Adolescence" by Claude McKay.Continue Reading
PoetryFoundation.org, PoetrySoup.com, and AllPoetry.com include search functions and categories on their websites which include lists of drug and anti-drug poetry. The book "Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul" also includes poetry about the process of recovery from addiction. PowerPoetry.org also features drug-free poetry and accepts and includes user-submitted poetry.
Anti-drug campaigns often use poems or spoken-word presentations to fight drug use. Some rap music also includes anti-drug messages, which experts believe is effective for youth.Learn more about Poetry