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Addiction

I am the feeling inside your mind
That feeds off of your deepest desires
The once innocent thoughts that strive to be free
I teach them to walk through the fire
I am driven. I am strong
Your imperfections thrill me
I am more than love, because love can die
And I know you'll always want me
I am hunger. I am greed
I know you think about me
I lust for that rush that I get
When you know that you live without me
I am the bully that taunts and scorns
And pressures to do things their way
I am the hunger at the pit of your stomach
That wants, again and again
I am ruthless. I am cold
I don't care if you live or die
I am the shadow that watches while
Your life disappears from the inside
Your craving is to me like a bee to a flower
Blessing it with its soft kiss
Your longing for more leaves me gasping for breath
As you drown in your empty abyss
You need me more than life right now
Your loneliness consumes me
I am control. You're in my power
Too helpless to bear to lose me
I am danger. A fate worse than death
I manipulate your confusions
I aim to corrupt, to disrupt your life
For my own amusement
I am disaster, desperation and pain
I live to lead you astray
Oh I'm sorry did you just want my name?
I am addiction. I'm trying to change.

by Mary Offer

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I thought that it was a very well thought out and written poem. Having been through my own addiction I totally get what you're saying. Well done.

Addiction is such a powerful enemy, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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