Laudanum

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Vintage Publishing
A very intense poem of mine written in the spring of 2010.

Submitted: July 19, 2017

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Look at me; can you hear my mournful wails?

Can you see my love, my sallow skin and my face pale?

Can you hear my heartbeat and how it is descending?

To reach your comprehension is what I am intending.

 

But look at me, what is it that you gave?

It’s like you’re the drug and pain-killer that I crave.

I will never hurt you and forgive me if I’ve had,

The days without your effect are only gray and sad.

 

Laudanum to my addiction I can’t control my thirst,

You’re a permanent affliction; my heart’s about to burst.

I need your lips please understand,

I breathe each kiss and both your hands.

 

I’m dying here of anxiety now,

To live without you I don’t know how.

You’re the smoke from my fire and the lie that I trust,

The drug I desire and the opium of lust.

 

You’re the laudanum I need—a drug no longer made,

Since you’re the cigarette I breathe I can’t have you away.

This addiction is strong that I cannot walk but only crawl,

I cannot stop! But is it wrong? I’m just a victim of drug withdrawal.

 

You’re the only narcotic that’s left of its kind,

Addicting, erotic your effect is divine.

Rehabilitation from you? Those are lies,

There’s no such thing as cleansing from the drug of your eyes.

 

It’s painful for my heart without the laudanum you give,

My love, my all, I hope someday you can forgive.


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