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Midstate women's obituary includes a poem she wrote about addiction struggles

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 7, 2017 9:40 AM
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(Selingrove) --The parents of a 23-year-old Snyder County woman who overdosed on heroin have included a poem in her obituary that she wrote about struggling with addiction.

The obituary for Delaney Farrell was published in The (Sunbury) Daily Item. The Selinsgrove woman died last Saturday in the bathroom of a hotel where she worked in Williamsport. She'd also been staying in a halfway house.

Farrell's poem begins, "Funny, I don't remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope fiend haze."

It ends: "I remember constantly obsessing over my next score but what I remember most is asking God to save me cuz I don't want to do this no more !!!"

Bridget Farrell says she included the poem because it showed what her daughter was going through the last few weeks of her life.

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