Dee Daffodil

Addicted

Oh sure...
It started innocently enough

In the beginning
It was a verse here
A sonnet there
The occasional limerick
But before long...
She was hooked!

She was walking around
In a fog
Fragments of verse
Cluttering her mind
Threatening to steal
Her very soul

Now...
Admittedly...
She was main-lining
Up to fifty
Poems a day

She had her regular dealers
That she would visit
And occasionally
She'd try something new
Sometimes, she would
Pedal her wares
She had to admit
It filled a void for something missing...
But what?

Then one day it came...
The 'intervention'
'Mom! ! You need to buy groceries! !
There's no food in the fridge! ! '
She realized
Then and there
That she had bottomed out...

The computer had to go! !

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 25, 2007
Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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  • Kris Smith (9/23/2008 5:08:00 PM)

    I know the feeling so well my two dogs come and collect me when they want to go 10 Chris

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  • ngaio beckngaio beck (9/11/2008 3:13:00 AM)

    Boy are you 'on the money'! (This had to be written) .

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  • Matt Johnston (9/9/2008 5:54:00 PM)

    As this will be comment number 33 on this poem I hardly think I can give any new insightful praise, so yes this is good, with a cherry on top.

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  • Vidyadhar DurgekarVidyadhar Durgekar (8/29/2008 8:10:00 PM)

    Yeah true, it is like that with all poets
    world does exist outside their's
    beautiful idea and composition 10

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  • Saint CynosureSaint Cynosure (8/19/2008 4:03:00 PM)

    Dee this is fantastic, smiles for miles...

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  • Roger Cornish (3/8/2008 1:24:00 PM)

    Oh this is so good!
    I've got it bad too....
    Shhhhaaaakkkiinngggg..
    walking along with paper and pencil in pocket...
    musen't miss a word or phrase...
    Point, simile or idea......
    Need to take a disperin!
    R.

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/2/2008 12:18:00 AM)

    we're all addicted to something in life.

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  • Francis Duggan (12/25/2007 2:07:00 AM)

    Good poem about addiction Dee very clever indeed, good work

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  • Chris Mendros (9/5/2007 10:26:00 AM)

    I don't think i've ever heard addiction described so eloquently.
    nice to see you felt it was the 'puter, and not the poetry, that had to go, but it didn't, now, did it?
    Remember, not all addictions need to be treated

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  • Zen Bojczuk (6/26/2007 3:53:00 PM)

    Nice Dee. I can relate... especially after burning a couple sausage pieces on the grill yesterday because I was distracted by the PC. Zen

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (4/29/2007 12:45:00 AM)

    Ahh this is great, a little humor for us poets, but there are those that really do have a problem, I for one, have those fragments of verse mulling around in my mind. Can't sleep at night, sometimes I drive people crazy always ending my sentences in rhyme. Oh my gosh, I need help, have to see a poem counseller. LOLOL. Love your poem Dee, fabulous.---Melvina---

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  • David Harris (3/10/2007 11:25:00 AM)

    Dee, this was really great. That side swipe of humour really brought a smile to my face. I just loved it. From the comments you've received a lot of others did as well. Gave it my 10. Thanks for sharing it.
    David

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  • fanniesson - (2/7/2007 7:27:00 PM)

    Enjoyable read funny,
    but that’s how it happens
    give or take a few side trips

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  • C.R. Ebowski (2/7/2007 5:26:00 PM)

    You have a wonderful sense of humor...this is great! ! ! ! !

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  • Red Blooded Black Hearted (2/4/2007 5:28:00 PM)

    That was a great poem Dee, but lets hope theres no more need for an intervention.
    Smiles N Hugs,
    Willow: -)

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  • Chuck Audette (2/1/2007 2:46:00 PM)

    Holy cow, I've been on a bender here now for hours. My head is starting to hurt. Definitely relate, love the metaphor. -chuck

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  • Darla Holt (1/31/2007 8:51:00 PM)

    I love it. This is very creative and entertaining.

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (1/30/2007 11:22:00 AM)

    Great write, Dee... this one hits close to home! Well done! !
    Brian

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  • Original Unknown Girl (1/30/2007 8:55:00 AM)

    Fab! ! ! I totally know what you mean! ! I love this, in fact I think we were concurring on this very theme.... great write Dee.. HG: -) xx

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (1/28/2007 9:15:00 PM)

    Oh my Dee, this is super, you are definitely right, yes you hit the nail on the head. I know for certain, I'm addicted. I wish I could write 50 poems a day, I must try that. Thanks again Dee for your wonderful poems.--Melvina--

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