Heather Kemper

Rookie - 0 Points (08/02/1974 / Oakland, California)

Addict - Poem by Heather Kemper

I am an addict
if only an addict to myself.
I am insecure afraid
of never being loved by anyone else.
Afraid to quit
to give up that rope,
the one that I cling to
that gives me hope.
Petrified of gaining weight,
of becoming fat,
being a disgusting disgrace.
I am an addict
weak and sad.
An addict of my fears
I admit to myself
that's what I am.
Trapped in my head
looking for an antidote
to reverse the dread
I am an addict
locked up in myself
scared I'll never be truley loved
lost to everyone else.


Comments about Addict by Heather Kemper

  • (6/23/2009 2:43:00 PM)


    This is very well written and moving. The repetition of phrases in this makes it all the more enjoyable to read. Good job getting deep! (Report) Reply

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  • (4/19/2008 11:44:00 AM)


    Addiction....that human condition we all subscribe to in some form! Excellent. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2006 2:24:00 PM)


    I am an addict
    locked up in myself
    scared I'll never be truley loved
    lost to everyone else.

    ya caught me. you're describing my fears, my own feelings. Lovely write, wonderfully done!

    Gabriela
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 28, 2010


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