The Poet and the Junkie

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The Poet and the Junkie

Wafer thin, sunken eyes
Theft from family, living on lies
Intravenously fed next meal
Scored from the last cocaine deal
Existing off the fallen wagon
Ever chasing never-caught dragon
Circled windows to the soul
Next high being the goal
Arms riddled with collapsed veins
Chemical conscious ever reigns
Gap between poet and junkie is fine
Both struggling for the next line
High and low needs to be felt
To get some experience under the belt

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Etcetera commented on The Poet and the Junkie

12-21-2009

Interesting take, man. We'll all be in trouble when the poetry pusher's start charging for this shit.

Tempestlady commented on The Poet and the Junkie

07-30-2009

Here again, I am able to see, a cruel, but earthy similarity. Parallel one to the other, both searchng for a release. Keep on writing truth, please. Write on....

Nika731 commented on The Poet and the Junkie

05-23-2009

This is great work. I can relate to every word of it so it really touched me. I don't know if this is your own experience, but if so, I hope you pulled through.

Stark commented on The Poet and the Junkie

04-28-2009

This is a great analogy...and I'm not sure if you've ever known a junkie, but your description was pretty much spot on.

JadedJezzabel commented on The Poet and the Junkie

04-01-2009

made me wonder which one came first....meaning within myself. 10

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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