Addiction | Teen Ink


March 24, 2010
By Literalist17 SILVER, Monte Vista, Colorado
Literalist17 SILVER, Monte Vista, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Tact is, of course, only for those who lack the wit to possess sarcasm"

Addiction is my family
It is my friends
Addiction, it seem,
Is my only affliction
I hear people say
“Everyone has an addiction”
The only people who say that,
Are those under its control

Hello addiction
Shame to meet you
You are my mother
My father, my brothers;
Over half my friends
You are my nation, my people
I hate you
And you hate me
I resist your spells, your temptations
Though every moment is a chance for you

Against you I am useless
Against you I am nothing
My words meaningless, unheard or unheeded
My opinion is heard on any subject
Generally it has some effect
But if I ask of you to leave,
I am judging aren’t I?
If I tell your minions my wishes,
I’m being judgmental am I not?

I know not the power of your steel grip
Your minions remind me of this when I talk of you
I have felt your soft calling
Your subtly-acidic sweetness
I have however
The power of will to resist;
To persevere despite everything else
Telling me to embrace you

Just leave I ask of you, just leave
And maybe things can be better
No. they will be better
People will hate me for it;
But it is either you or me
And If I must
I will die fighting you

The author's comments:
I really hope people who are addicted to anything-- drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, anything at all-- will see how it feels from the eyes of somebody else. Hopefully, they will see the damage it does to others as well.

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This article has 5 comments.

Sieczkowski said...
on Apr. 15 2010 at 10:34 am
Fight it!!  You're right!! No one is in control of you, but you.  This is a very powerful piece Jesse.  Fantastic job.  

*Cassie* said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 1:39 pm
Jessie, this is a very powerful poem and it truly expresses the side of addiction many people just overlook. It is nice to know that there are people out there who can express themselves still! Great Piece! Just keep going, you could go far with writing like this

DT90 said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 2:30 pm
hun we do have ower own yours is poems

dgarcia said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 1:15 pm
Great job, Jesse! 

mharlan said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 11:32 am
WOW Jesse!!!   Great voice!  Very powerful!