Treasure Island

James Walter Orr

(02, June,1930 / Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.)

Addiction


While waves of passion lap the shore,
I plumb the depths of Eros' lake
And drink it dry, and look for more:
Oh God! , that this desire might slake
And ease my need, damp that desire
That keeps my very soul on fire
And burns away each bridge I make
And slides me back, each step I take
And sinks me deeper in the mire.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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  • Jenna Thomas (7/11/2011 3:34:00 PM)

    Addiction is a hard thing to let go of. I find its in every facet of our lives...not just drink...Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rachel Ellard (10/23/2009 8:17:00 AM)

    i love this poem. you describe addiction very well. as i have been there, and felt just that.10+ (Report) Reply

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