Colleen Courtney

Rookie - 45 Points (10/13/65 / Massachusetts)

Heroin - Poem by Colleen Courtney

H = harmful
E = efficacious
R = raffish
O = obstinate
I = idiotic
N = narcotic


Comments about Heroin by Colleen Courtney

  • Silver Star - 4,447 Points Ken E Hall (9/24/2014 1:00:00 AM)

    Why would anyone want to heroin their self abusing their own body... loved the initial idea...Breath fresh air and be an Hero in ones self...cheers regards (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 38,318 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/26/2014 4:41:00 AM)

    Nice idea, liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,355 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/25/2014 11:03:00 PM)

    Substance abuse and narcotic is a problem the world facing and proper action taking by effective and responsible governments against it. But unfortunately as in other cases it is not completely wiped out which is against the progress of humanity and particularly the younger generations and therefore literary movements and poems must invigorate the attempts of government against the abuses of heroin like substances. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 473 Points Timothy Caffery (5/25/2014 10:09:00 PM)

    I have to drag on to meet the character restriction for comments, but all I want to post is: Ha! (Impulsive reaction, that I couldn't interpret if I tried. Just being honest... I think) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,355 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/10/2014 3:01:00 AM)

    Narcotic substances are more dangerous to human thinking and brain system which is used by the youth in clandestine sources. The definition given in the poem is wonderful and good. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 774 Points Juan Olivarez (5/5/2014 11:24:00 AM)

    Absolutely. Horrible drug. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,951 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (5/4/2014 10:04:00 PM)

    So very true and so tragically common. Great acrostic, direct and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,951 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (5/4/2014 10:01:00 PM)

    So very true and so tragically common. Great acrostic, direct and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,924 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (4/8/2014 10:30:00 PM)

    vow! Great idea! I love that. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 31 Points Susan Sparks (3/28/2014 11:43:00 PM)

    Short and to the point. I once knew a young woman who was addicted to heroin. Heroin was her life. All she seemed to care about was how she got her next fix. Not a great way to live. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,191 Points Bri Edwards (3/28/2014 4:43:00 PM)

    for those of us who like to know more, sometimes, i have copied and pasted below.......................

    H.............harm·ful
    'härmf?l/
    adjective
    adjective: harmful

    1.
    causing or likely to cause harm.
    shield the planet from harmful cosmic rays
    synonyms: damaging, injurious, detrimental, dangerous, deleterious, unfavorable, negative, disadvantageous, unhealthy, unwholesome, hurtful, baleful, destructive; More
    noxious, hazardous, poisonous, toxic, deadly, lethal;
    bad, evil, malign, malignant, malevolent, corrupting, subversive, pernicious
    the harmful rays of the sun
    antonyms: beneficial
    ==================================
    E.......ef·fi·ca·cious
    ?efi'kaSH?s/
    adjective
    formal
    adjective: efficacious

    1.
    (typically of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.
    the vaccine has proved both efficacious and safe
    synonyms: effective, effectual, successful, productive, constructive, potent; More
    helpful, beneficial, advantageous, valuable, useful
    a change in diet may be quite efficacious

    Origin
    early 16th cent.: from Latin efficax, efficac- (from efficere ‘accomplish’: see effect) + -ious.
    ====================================
    R.....raff·ish
    'rafiSH/
    adjective
    adjective: raffish

    1.
    unconventional and slightly disreputable, esp. in an attractive manner.
    his raffish air
    synonyms: rakish, unconventional, Bohemian; More
    devil-may-care, casual, careless;
    louche, disreputable, dissolute, decadent
    donning a raffish cap
    =============================
    O......ob·sti·nate
    'äbst?nit/
    adjective
    adjective: obstinate

    1.
    stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so.
    synonyms: stubborn, unyielding, inflexible, unbending, intransigent, intractable, obdurate, mulish, bullheaded, stubborn as a mule, pigheaded, self-willed, strong-willed, headstrong, willful, contrary, perverse, recalcitrant, refractory, uncooperative, unmanageable, stiff-necked, rigid, uncompromising, implacable, unrelenting, immovable, unshakable; More
    persistent, tenacious, pertinacious, dogged, single-minded
    it's unusual for two such obstinate people to have a happy marriage
    antonyms: compliant
    (of an unwelcome phenomenon or situation) very difficult to change or overcome.
    the obstinate problem of unemployment
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    I.......id·i·ot·ic
    ?ide'ätik/
    adjective
    informal
    adjective: idiotic

    1.
    very stupid.
    I was able to hum its idiotic theme tune
    synonyms: stupid, silly, foolish, witless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, unintelligent; More
    imprudent, unwise, ill-advised, ill-considered, half-baked, harebrained, foolhardy;
    absurd, senseless, pointless, nonsensical, inane, fatuous, ridiculous;
    informal dumb, dim, dimwitted, halfwitted, dopey, pea-brained, wooden-headed, thickheaded, dumb-ass
    her latest comedy is fanciful without being idiotic.
    ==============================
    N......nar·cot·ic
    när'kätik/
    noun
    noun: narcotic; plural noun: narcotics

    1.
    a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for nonmedical purposes, esp. an illegal one.
    Medicine

    ********************MY NOTE: I HAVE NOT READ ALL OF EACH WORD'S DEFINITION, BUT I SEE IN THIS ONE IT SAYS SOLD FOR nonmedical purposes. i'm pretty sure there are narcotic drugs sold for medical purposes, but i'm too high now to look into that. hee hee. *************************
    a drug that relieves pain and induces drowsiness, stupor, or insensibility.
    synonyms: soporific (drug) , opiate, sleeping pill; More
    painkiller, pain reliever, analgesic, anodyne, palliative, anesthetic;
    tranquilizer, sedative;
    informaldowner, dope;
    stupefacient
    addicted to narcotics

    adjective
    adjective: narcotic

    1.
    relating to or denoting narcotics or their effects or use.
    the substance has a mild narcotic effect
    synonyms: soporific, sleep-inducing, opiate;
    painkilling, pain-relieving, analgesic, anodyne, anesthetic, tranquilizing, sedative;
    stupefacient
    a narcotic sleeping pill

    colleen made it shorter. well-done colleen. you should write the federal tax codes! thanks for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,620 Points Mr. Nobody (3/24/2014 7:39:00 PM)

    W. wild
    E. efficacious
    E. effective
    D. demonic?

    lol! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,620 Points Mr. Nobody (3/18/2014 9:19:00 AM)

    Heroine you are!

    loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,762 Points Md Asadullah (3/15/2014 10:10:00 AM)

    Creative and smart poem, You have given the message in a very clever way. Yes I agree with your Heroin is dangerous addiction, one must stay away from these drugs :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,747 Points Anthony Di''anno (2/26/2014 9:58:00 AM)

    An evil drug that replaces the pain blockers in the spine rendering the user dependant upon it. Well depicted Colleen. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,336 Points Jerry Hughes (1/30/2014 11:08:00 PM)

    and the rest! .................................. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 26, 2014



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