Bryony Sheldon

Gold Star - 7,136 Points (13/09/2003)

Overdose - Poem by Bryony Sheldon

Don't smoke no cigarettes,
Don't drink no booze,
But you gotta understand
That I'm just a man-
And a man can sometimes lose.

Well, I been workin' 14 hours-
Can barely afford to stay alive.
But then you came a-walkin' in,
A little thing dressed like sin,
Had me losin' my worked up mind.

There was nothing I could do…
I overdosed on you…

You had something I needed
(Who'd thought I could be saved?) .
Your love and affection
Started an addiction
That they'll have to write on my grave.

Love is a Class A drug
And I just need me a little bit more-
I just need my daily injection,
You're like a kinda infection
‘Cept I don't wanna find no cure.

You really pulled me through…
Now I've overdosed on you!

Topic(s) of this poem: dependence, depression, drugs, life, love, romance, struggle, death, obsession


Comments about Overdose by Bryony Sheldon

  • Drtony Brahmin (6/2/2019 9:50:00 AM)

    Your love and affection
    Started an addiction
    That they'll have to write on my grave. i had more than enough in an overdose of sin. your expressions are really great my dear friend. tony
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (5/22/2019 11:20:00 AM)

    An amazing poem that conveys the effect of extreme obsession on love.
    Love sometimes holds us spellbound and can pull us down
    to the state of oblivion.
    Beautifully and vividly conveyed.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 28, 2019


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