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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

My interpretation on addiction.

I balance on this tightrope, 
they all call it denial, 
I call it hope. 
Below there's a pile. 
A pile of those who fell, 
fell from their rope, 
now they're in hell, 
on a downward slope. 
I'm not an addict. 
I can stop when I like, 
yet I need a fix. 
I can't sleep at night. 
My rope is snapping, 
I fall to the ground, 
There's a lady- she's smiling. 
"You're in rehab now."  

Submitted: March 28, 2012

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Thank you very much :)

Wed, March 28th, 2012 6:14pm


interesting view of addiction...falling down into hell..or rehab..It's interesting, addiction can be like flying high, but when others try to help that person, it can be like getting a rude awakening like for example falling straight to the ground. It wakes you up, and it's hard to get up, but it's all for the best! Good poem! I like seeing various perspectives on many subjects and this was very interesting! :)

Fri, March 30th, 2012 5:37pm


Thank you for taking time not only to read my work but to comment. I'm glad you liked it- if you enjoyed this poem then hopefully you'd enjoy my novel too! Here's a sample chapter- please read it and let me know what you think! I worked so hard on it and will post it all if its popular! Thanks. http://www.booksie.com/fantasy/novel/inksplodges/the-prophecy-of-angel:-prodigal/chapter/1

Fri, March 30th, 2012 5:38pm


thank you

Sat, March 31st, 2012 12:08am

Sammy Wang Yang


Sun, April 1st, 2012 12:47pm


Thank you! :)

Sun, April 1st, 2012 6:05am

Audrey Wilson

I thought it was good, the end I thought was a bit funny especially when she said "you're in rehab now" but it rhymed and didn't have bad grammar.
p.s. I was going to read the prophecy of angles but I decided to do it later because I was working on on of my works. Thanks for reading my stuff, too.

Wed, April 4th, 2012 12:52am


That's fine... and thank you very much! :) And your welcome

Tue, April 3rd, 2012 5:57pm


Wow. This is amazing. I really like the whole theme of it, and the fluidity. The last line was kind of funny, in contrast to the serious tone in the upper part of the poem. Seriously, nice work! :)

Thu, April 5th, 2012 3:41pm


Thank you very much! That's really sweet! Glad you enjoyed it..

Thu, April 5th, 2012 8:50am

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