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(913) Addiction

Rating: 4.9

It nags at you like an aching tooth,
never allowing you to tell the truth.
Your mind is always confused and
hope is not an option. You have
become a slave to a crude adoption.

Stomach in knots, nerves stretched
to the limit. Thoughts of suicide
enter into it. Lies come easy, one
after the other. The truth should be

told, but that you must cover.
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Esther Leclerc 13 October 2006

A strong, well-crafted piece with good internal rhymes and pace. Wonderful work, Melvina.

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fanniesson - 03 October 2006

really nice great flow holds you from begining to end

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Jessy Liz 13 September 2006

A ten.. I enjoyed your wording.. A difficult message to convey, but done so eloquently from an adict's point of view.

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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 11 September 2006

Melvina...Brilliant, my Good Friend, .....Gotta know when to fold'em, oh yes! ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK

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fanniesson - 02 September 2006

Nice write here I think every poet sooner or later hits on this subject you did a really good job of it

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Khairul Ahsan 27 May 2017

A difficult topic well articulated. Loved the eloquent flow of the poem. 'Lies come easy, one after the other. The truth should be told, but that you must cover.' - Excellent!

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David Harris 01 April 2007

Melvina, this is a great poem about any kind of addiction we get. It always cost it much more than we can afford. Great write and great words from a great lady. Top Marks from me. Thanks for sharing it my friend. David

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jack russell 05 January 2007

I love this, Melvina...'a slave to a crude adoption' is an exceptional phrase, and speaks volumes. I can only hope that this is your muse speaking... Powerful poetry personified! Best wishes :) jack.

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Moya Levy 26 October 2006

never allowing you to tell the truth - that is so sad yet so true. Moyax

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Tahnee ? ? ? 25 October 2006

very powerful piece...

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