Comments : Addiction (Acrostic)

  • 2 years ago

    by GB

    I have watched lately a 30 days real TV series about the life of a group of friends addicted to hallucinogens. To be honest studying about it is a thing and watching something real is a total another thing. Very destructive, money and health consuming.

    Very thoughtful acrostic from you, Ingrid.

  • 2 years ago

    by Naughtymouse

    A very thought provoking piece by you here Ingrid, I have lost a number of friends to addiction, especially drug addiction and is such a sorrowful thing to see someone you care for decline to the point of no return.

    Having said that, although clearly a sad write it is wonderfully written as always.

    x

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Ingrid,
    What a powerful and important acrostic poem this is. Nominated.
    Take care and all the very best,
    Ben

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Ingrid,

    This is well penned. The 'thirst' you mention is apt. We need water to live and so are addicted to it. Is this so different that that of being addicted to food and/or love. If we could not have water we would die, just like being starved, or being without human love. The end would be darkness in all cases.

    Well done,

    Take care,

    Michael ((hugs)) x

    • 2 years ago

      by Ingrid de Klerck

      Thank you guys for the kind words:)

      Michael, there are many kinds of 'thirsts' (addictions) and the one thing they have in common is that the need to quench it destroys everything. The most sensible thing to do is turn your back on the addicted, in hopes of them seeking professional help. If you don't, you usually end up being destroyed as well.

      ((hugs))

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    There are so many different kind of addictions and either way we look at it, stopping can be rather difficult. You did a great job expressing.

  • 2 years ago

    by PETER EDWARDS

    A thought provoking poem Ingrid, very well written.
    Says a lot, without saying a lot.
    I enjoyed reading this. Makes one ponder on life.

  • 1 year ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Judging comment:

    This poem is remarkably sad, albeit written well and with so much emotion. Despite being relatively short Ingrid manages to include the majority of what addiction can do to a person along with a mention of how it can affect those closest to the sufferer when trust is all but lost due to the actions committed and words said by the addicted.

    "Only to be stopped by the final breath" This line is what hit me the hardest. So often those affected don't care about the danger they are putting themselves in, and rarely if ever think about the pain they are causing to those around them.

    Really thought provoking write on a difficult topic.

  • 1 year ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Judging comment:

    This poem is remarkably sad, albeit written well and with so much emotion. Despite being relatively short Ingrid manages to include the majority of what addiction can do to a person along with a mention of how it can affect those closest to the sufferer when trust is all but lost due to the actions committed and words said by the addicted.

    "Only to be stopped by the final breath" This line is what hit me the hardest. So often those affected don't care about the danger they are putting themselves in, and rarely if ever think about the pain they are causing to those around them.

    Really thought provoking write on a difficult topic.

  • 10 months ago

    by Em

    Addiction of any kind is destroying, you wrote this well.