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A Killer Addiction

The hooks went deeper,
A phantasmal itch.
Guiding him steeper,
More soul scars needing stitched.

Needle a quiver,
Injecting a mark.
Gambit so clever,
The results were stark.

Collapsing in a pile,
Upon a dirt floor.
Nightshades bile,
Straight to the core.

A beautiful view,
With violent convulsions.
Tearing his sinew,
All to feed his compulsion.

In this small dirty shack,
His mind a euphoric mess.
Retribution at his back,
Twisted emotions, taken roost in his chest.

He cupped his face with,
Scarred hands of leather.
Salt tears drip,
With revulsion and pleasure.

"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I never..."

For the: What Do You Make of This? Contest.
-The first image of the eye with a skull inside the pupil.
-Comments/Criticism appreciated

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Excellent writing !!! Great interpretation of the picture too. Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:27:00 PM
    An excellent poem JACOB, congratulations with your awesome and wonderful poem. Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Thank you for the congratulations everyone. It means a lot!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Jacob, fantastic and powerful write, thank you for sharing and congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Too bad you missed the addiction contest with this one. Excellent write! Congratulations on a top win!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:57:00 PM
    Excellent write, Jacob! I love it! Congratulations on your top win in Deborah's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:53:00 PM
    A great write and what an ending! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 7:45:00 PM
    A very true to life write...if you or someone you know very sad..I've been thru living with someone with an addiction and those who love them get the short end of the kills and hurts them a hundred times..worse because they always remember it...get help..ask God