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The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is In the Dose.

February 5, 2010
By cantstandit17 BRONZE, Northport, New York
cantstandit17 BRONZE, Northport, New York
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You were my anti-drug,
for quite some time.
Helped me forget memories,
of how i spent the summertime.
The medicine soothed my throat,
with the warm breath of your kiss.
And i suddenly got a feeling
that in not too long, i'd miss.
The sickness that crept inside for oh-so-long
was suddenly gone.
I was not crippled,
by the heartsickness you caused.
But I got too much of that breath,
got sick of it once again.
I had collapsed,
I was on a relapse.
The drug that I had depended on,
was gone.
With none for the taking
Now im laying here
as a body drowned in tears.

The author's comments:
This was inspired by a rebound boyfriend. We all have them. They don't last very long.

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xLpoet SILVER said...
on Feb. 20 2010 at 1:51 pm
xLpoet SILVER, Bristow, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the length of life but the depth of life"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this piece...especially the title.

on Feb. 18 2010 at 11:56 am
SmilingFool GOLD, Merrickville, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is no certainty, only opportunity
- V for Vendetta

They really don't last very long. well done I appreciated the drug metaphor.