My candle of addiction

by Michael   Jun 26, 2017


My mental state melted,
I can only describe like a
candle, but not like any
ordinary candle

the wick burned; a desire,
so fierce, cremating my
sanity; my mind smouldering,
its vapours; so toxic

living, within
an atmosphere; so noxious
choking everyday, on invisible
fumes, but with evident
consequences,
like carbon monoxide; inhaled
slowly the results conclusive!

...If I continued

I felt I was slowly
perishing; waning away
like wax melting
unto a puddle
then setting;
like rigor mortis,

maybe..
..eventually

I really did not know,
if I could continue
to survive; suffocating
in this corollary climate.

Although, each day
I would ignite
the fateful flicker

breathing...

...again, and again.
for years..!

I have, for now extinguished
the flame, however the
perpetual pain
of my scorched wound
and...
the scars I bear
are, the price paid.

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  • 3 months ago

    by mysticpisces

    This is amazing Dad. Xx

  • 3 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Congrats on the win Mr Michael!

    • 3 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Nams :)

  • 3 months ago

    by Ren

    Sir Michael!! Congratulations on your win!! Awesome awesome awesome! :D

    • 3 months ago

      by Michael

      Why thank you kind lady :)

  • 3 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congrats, Michael!

  • 3 months ago

    by Ren

    Andrea beat me to the nomination, lol. This is an extraordinary write, Michael!! I am blown away!! Raw, powerful, and full of so much emotion! Simply amazing! Much love to you!!

    (<3)^Click!

    • 3 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Ren, lovely words and warming as ever. Reminiscing from a good place, of demons past for now, and the future :)

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