Ebone' Ingram

Rookie (April 12,1991 / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

A Dependency Worse Than Alcohol - Poem by Ebone' Ingram

I know it's there.
I can't truly feel it now, but
only because it's sleeping in
a pit in my soul...
and when it wakes up
it will never cease to vex me;
whispering in my ear
that only it loves me,
that I need no one else,
that it will kiss me with misery
and hold me in arms of stone.
It stirs, and the biting
mausoleum chill is more than I
can take. But I have realized
that breaking free will cost me
dearly; because maybe it's fate;
and perhaps I do need
this spiral of silent agony and
just as silent tears...they let me
know that I'm still alive;
pain is my only true vital sign;
it's the only thing I can feel anymore.
I don't want to feel it...but
I have to.

Comments about A Dependency Worse Than Alcohol by Ebone' Ingram

  • Brian Jani (5/26/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    Ebone well done hey (Report)Reply

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  • (11/28/2006 6:27:00 PM)

    I like the honest of the feeling and many of the images, the father time ending may not have been needed but I feel the poem, I've often considered loneliness my mistress.

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  • (10/13/2006 12:46:00 PM)

    Hi Eni! ! Terrific poem...show the power of pain, and yes, I think it can become an addiction. I just hope that it hasn't really, for you...

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  • (10/12/2006 9:34:00 PM)

    I don't have a better name for you, but this one seems to work just fine! Enjoyed it, thank you! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/12/2006 9:23:00 PM)

    hello, it's the writer...the title may be offensive to some, but it's just how i feel. and if you have a better title, feel free to post your ideas under 'Comments.'

    eni da kid

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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