siddharth singh.

Lust For Life

Discontented heart and a restless soul,
unaware i was of my goals.

Alcohol, cocaine, hashish and grass
transformed me to a creature crass.
They pervaded the blood in my veins
squandered me to world obscure,
where enlightenment was feign.
There, euphoria didn't differ from pain.
A drizzle felt like deluge, a whisper like roar.
Where the breeze was a storm,
It was a world with no rules no norms.

When the monsters exited my veins,
my blood burned with fire,
bringing me down the spiral
melting me into an uninsurable mess.
The hallucinatory clouds quickly dissipated
bringing to me, numbness i hardly anticipated.
Such felt the lights glare, i hid from its flair,
surrendered myself to darkness and gloom.

Grappling with questions,
i gave in to the temptation.
They took me to a world so high
far from grievances and sighs.

Little did i know,
my ship struggling to dropp anchor
drifted me away from the shore of my life.

Being a recluse was no longer an excuse.
Empathy, loath, rebuke, resentment
in keeping me company, were all redundant.

From my eyes fell tears of blood,
for i was drowning in a flood.

Helpless one day, i found myself on bed.
My mother's palm gently stroking my forehead.
I was surrounded by moist eyes
all of them wearing an honest disguise,
making me feel i would still find my light,
that my future was shining bright.

Such intense was my lust for life, then.
Death was waiting to stake it's claim on my life, when.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 9, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/9/2019 2:03:00 AM)

    Little did i know,
    my ship struggling to dropp anchor
    drifted me away from the shore of my life.

    Being a recluse was no longer an excuse.
    Empathy, loath, rebuke, resentment
    in keeping me company, were all redundant.


    great write
    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (4/5/2010 2:53:00 AM)

    ‘…My mother's palm gently stroking my forehead./I was surrounded by moist eyes…’

    Just one 3 words ‘VICTORY UNTO MOTHER….’
    ] 10+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

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  • Indira Babbellapati (3/17/2010 4:04:00 AM)

    this poem throws up some very pertinent question related to life...

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  • Catrina Heart (11/25/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    excellent poem...worth reading! ! !

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  • Rachel Butler (11/3/2009 1:22:00 PM)

    'Grappling with questions,
    i gave in to the temptation'

    Rachel Ann Butler

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  • Seema(Aanamika) 80 (10/28/2009 7:22:00 AM)

    Excellent poem as always, ur poems are few bt meaningful & full of deep thoughts, I jus love reading it10++.Keep writing, Dear!

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  • Anupama Raghavendran (10/7/2009 3:26:00 AM)

    awesome explanantion abt addiction and distractions in life...voted 10 : D

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  • Monica Singh (8/23/2009 7:58:00 AM)

    i just love ur writing skill. whatever u write u bring life to it. donno why u took so long to take the best out of u.

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  • Milena Veleva (8/18/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    Don't you think and feel now that thas experience... helped you to find the way to youself, I myself had a friend.. he didn't sucseed... may God bless you, A great poem, thank you.

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  • Rup Pokharel (8/17/2009 2:40:00 PM)

    Siddharth Jii, I lost in your poem Lust for Life.
    Thank you for pious effort in creating this fine piece of art
    Your poem has opened my eyes and i wish this be eye opener for many more.
    I give u 10++.
    if u have time please do read mine too and share ur words to me.

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  • Annabel Sheila (8/17/2009 7:05:00 AM)

    Very powerful write. Frightening in its intensity! I'm thankful every day of my life that I do not know the world of drugs, and find it heartbreaking to read things such as your poem that enlighten me as to the horrible place the world of addiction to drugs is! Great job!

    Anna

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (8/14/2009 11:46:00 PM)

    Lust for life,
    what is life?
    Breaking free,
    It is not about me...
    It is not about me...
    Life is not about me...
    After i realized this..
    I finally began life.

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  • Preeti Chauhan (8/14/2009 11:49:00 AM)

    its said that a good poem is never completed, its abandoned.
    very profound in nature, you seems to progress with every new poem..
    with lots of love and luck...10++++++

    Preeti

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  • Miriam Maia PaduaMiriam Maia Padua (8/13/2009 1:11:00 AM)

    very meaningful...a self-awakening..
    an eye-opener piece...
    it sends a great message
    I like this piece..very wholesome
    10+++

    lovelots,

    Maia

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  • Irene Clark-hogg (8/12/2009 8:16:00 PM)

    So many are tempted by the false glitter of the drug induced world; but the true gold is found with those who love you.
    A well written, thought provoking piece. Well done.
    Irene

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (8/12/2009 3:40:00 PM)

    excellent poem, well penned with deep thoughts, nice rhymes.........10++

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  • Shashendra Amalshan (8/12/2009 1:56:00 PM)

    wow.. this is written with lots of emotions indeed siddharth..
    I have to say to you every one goes through these kind of patches through life..
    you have talent and you do write good, use that gift to make a mark in the world! ! ! !
    10+++++

    with lovess
    shan

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  • Carmen Johnson (8/12/2009 7:21:00 AM)

    I think that is one of the most profound pieces of poetry I have read in ages. It is hard to belive that a poet can encompass that much raw emotion in one work.

    Bravo

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (8/12/2009 1:13:00 AM)

    an excellent poem..truth with emotions and corage...lovely

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (8/11/2009 5:03:00 AM)

    Ammmmmmazing piece! remarkable wording! fine rhyme and rhythm!
    10+

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