Ella Lazaare

Freshman - 653 Points (4 December / Maraldi, Mars)

Evergreen Addict - Poem by Ella Lazaare

Watching the news and choking on their freedom of speech
Went out for a walk and I thought I smelled the beach
I must be crazy! These surroundings are evergreen
Hope I wasn't high while I try to stay forever clean

Mind over matter, one step at a time
Everything is true as long as it's a rhyme
Staring at the bottle that's calling me by my name
Gotta get out, gotta stop being a walking shame

Breathe in, breathe out, evergreen air filling my lungs all organic
If I stop thinking about those pills then just maybe I won't panic
Two steps forward and one step back
Recovery never was a linear track

I need to stop the shakes and I need to stop them fast
Without my substances, I don't think I can last

Topic(s) of this poem: addiction, self control, walking, drugs

Comments about Evergreen Addict by Ella Lazaare

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (7/6/2017 11:55:00 PM)

    Addiction to nature is life but addiction to drugs is hamartia. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter (6/30/2017 1:16:00 PM)

    Ella, I like the string autobiographical presence in the poem. If you really want to keep writing formal poetry, you need to learn about meter. A good book to study is Paul Fussell's Poetic Meter and Poetic Form.

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    Tell me how you like it, and, if you do, perhaps share it with interested friends? Thanks! Yrs, JC

    Ella Lazaare(6/30/2017 2:27:00 PM)

    Thank you very much for reading and thank you even more for the recommendation, I will be sure to read that. I enjoyed exploring your website and from what I saw, I can so far say that I admire your work. I'll certainly spread the word.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2017

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