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Monday, January 4, 2010

No More Bad News

And to add to the bad news from the end of 2009, I found out that my former best friend, the only dude I could actually call my friend is locked up. He's been on and off drugs for well over a decade, causing me to have to pull back from him. All of my stories from my younger days involve Kareem in one or another. Here's a pretty concise recap about our relationship: http://visionz74.blogspot.com/2006/08/i-remember.html I went years without knowing whether he was dead or alive, until a couple of years ago when I saw him in Savannah for Thanksgiving. He had been in out of jail for petty crimes and drug crimes. At the time he was clean, but I was still troubled by his instability. I wrote a post about it:  http://rashansbeatsrhymesandlife.blogspot.com/2008/06/are-you-in-cult.html .Then next thing I knew he disappeared again. He was supposed to be getting married, and I was supposed to be best man (possibly, I wasn't sure I was ready to get involved in his life) but alas life took him in another direction. My mom caught up with his mom, who told her that he had a relapse, didn't get married and is now serving 8 years for something to do with a stolen car.  Honestly I don't even know whether it's better that he's locked up or not. At least he can't kill himself with drugs while in the pen. But for real, I don't wanna hear no more bad news.

7 comments:

Jameil said...

I inappropriately wanted to sing the song from "The Wiz." "Don't you bring me, NO. BAD. NEWS!!" of course i then sing it... On one hand it's nice to know what happened, on the other hand, 8 years is a really long time.

Not so Anonymous said...

Drugs are horrible, horrible things. I hate what they do to people and what people allow them to do. Maybe jail will help, but I doubt it. I hate to sound negative, but prison/jail has never helped any of the drug addicts/dealers/criminals in my family that have gone.

Nexgrl said...

Not only do you now know what happened to him, you know where he'll be for the next 8 years. Just hope that he uses those years to better himself.

Adei von K said...

*sad face*

ditto nexgrl. see this as a weird silver lining.

and yeah, bad news can chill out for January. Holla back after Valentine's.

Ladynay said...

Dang. Kinda don't want to know what other things been going on in your realm now...

*pat on the back*

♥PrettyPacino♥ said...

I agree with the others..hopefully he'll use his time in jail to realize that it isn't a place he needs to return to after he's released...

Trish said...

I feel ya. No snowball effect this early in the year. Sometimes our friends choose a totally different plan for their lives. Hopefully he'll get rehabilitated. Maybe you could write him one day, I'm sure it'd make his day.