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Below is the poem entitled Addiction which was written by poet Shaz Cheesman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My addiction is a place I want to be
It's my reality and my creative key
To unlock my thoughts and secrets deep
With strangers - my secrets can keep

A place where judgement is free
I can be anyone that I want to be
Or simply be me - there's no one else to please
Because with my addiction i feel at ease

Internal thoughts and emotions knotted
Desperate to be unlocked and unleashed
My mind, body and soul now breathes
My addiction that gives me my release

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 10:58:00 PM
    I like this poem alot. I especially like how you danced around the addiction without revealing it, allowing the reader to insert there own.

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 12/7/2012 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Joe..thank u for stopping by. Yes i like the idea of the reader inserting their own idea, especially because an addiction is different from one person to another. Mine is not one of substance abuse........alcohol, drugs etc......but one might think it is from reading a poem that does not disclose it :) I liek your comments very much - Shaz
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Addictions, the place we retreat to in times of trouble. Coming from a family of addiction I am ever vigilant to keep a distance from those things that would draw me. I like the line "A place where judgement is free" accept for the judgement we heap on ourselves that further fuels our addiction. I love how you cut clear to the bone with your writing, such an honest portrayal of a universal problem.

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 8:57:00 AM
    I love this poem so much, i think we all have one of those addiction that put us at ease. rated 7 -Ashley H.

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 12:40:00 AM
    I feel this too and I think many here can relate. I'm sure liking your poetry a lot!

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 5/26/2012 1:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea - thank you so much for your comments! I like your poetry very much as well. Your one of my Favs :)
  1. Date: 5/25/2012 11:32:00 PM
    keep swinging the sWord. Open, mind/body/soul

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 5/26/2012 1:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Definitely :)
  1. Date: 5/25/2012 9:59:00 PM
    Ahhh Yes...Addictions..You make it sound so easy thru your words...Stay in control. :o)

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 5/25/2012 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Dan for your comments.......ah yes my addiction is fun because its all centred around writing to get out the things that continuously crowd my mind :) Shaz
  1. Date: 5/25/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Feel you all the way through on this one Shaz..beautifully written.( you may want to check the correction on "noone---to "no one"..huggs

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 5/25/2012 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Pace. ooops missed that ....'no one' mwah thank you. ....Shaz