I wrote this poem twenty years ago, in another life.
Addiction happens when we cannot deal
With the way we feel.
And we seek to fill the emptiness inside
With desires and attractions from outside.
Avoidance of pain
That’s the addict’s game.
Pursuit of pleasure
For addicts that’s the measure.
A compulsive cycle of going for a session
Can become an obsession.
It can cause heartache and strife
Addiction can take over your life.
Addiction causes sickness and illness
And work days to miss.
It’s always one step away.
That’s why addicts take it day by day.
The addict’s craving is never satisfied
It’s really a cry for help from inside.
He needs more and more
Just to keep him off the floor.
It’s more than a sneeze.
Addiction is a disease
Addicts do because they can’t not do.
Is it you?