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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  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    JUDGES COMMENT:
    My candle of addiction by Michael 7 points.
    This is a rather poignant piece which I can only assume not just by the title but by the sombre yet intriguing content which gripped me throughout that it is about the daily struggles of an addiction or more so the overcoming of an addiction and I truly believe this is a brave piece and I am pleased with Michaels strength to share this with us because any addiction is always hard to succumb. The word usage is very powerful and shows a great variety.

  • 4 months ago

    by mysticalpisces

    This is amazing Dad. Xx

  • 5 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Congrats on the win Mr Michael!

    • 5 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Nams :)

  • 5 months ago

    by Ren

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

    • 5 months ago

      by Michael

      Why thank you kind lady :)

  • 5 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congrats, Michael!

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