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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: The Imaginarium

A poem inspired by an Imaginarium House One Word Prompt.



It starts off nice and gentle,

A feeling that is sweet

But then it just gets deeper

And sweeps you from your feet.


It digs it’s way down firmly

With the persistence of a mole,

By the time you come to know it

You’re no longer in control.


This idea that has flourished

So firmly in your mind --

Now you can’t get rid of it,

It doesn’t seem so kind.


It takes over every moment

And possesses every thought,

It’s become a real obsession

And you are so surely caught.


It winds its way around your head

Encompasses your brain;

If you don’t get a grip on it

You’ll find yourself insane.


Obsessions can take many forms,

Be sparked by many things,

But once the groundwork’s put in place

It’s misery it brings.

Submitted: July 20, 2017

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This is the best description for obsession I have ever come across with. Great poem, Hully. And the rhymes... Perfect.

Thu, July 20th, 2017 4:37pm


Thank you so much for that, jaylisbeth!

Thu, July 20th, 2017 9:46am

Mike S.

Beat the shit out of that negative bastard, Hully!

Thu, July 20th, 2017 5:09pm


Ha! Yep, that's the attitude, I guess. Thanks, Mike!

Thu, July 20th, 2017 10:23am

Rehmat Tanzila

Exactly! A perfect description of obsession!

Fri, July 21st, 2017 7:13am


Thanks so much for that, Rehmat!

Fri, July 21st, 2017 2:49am

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