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Obsessive Inclination

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Obsessive Inclination

You are an addiction
A drug to my heart
Poison to my soul
The forbidden edge

Craving your touch
Unable to erase your image
Hearing your voice in my sleep
Aroused to a pitch, soaked in sweat

You have another; I have mine
Wanting too much; taking too little
Dancing around the chemistry
Refusing the forbidden fruit

Leave my soul intact
My heart untainted
I cannot survive the high
The crash will cost too much

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  1. Date: 5/1/2009 6:23:00 PM
    universal truths, great write! Lena...Jim

  1. Date: 4/30/2009 7:41:00 PM
    Passion is like an addiction to "forbidden fruit." The last line is so true, but where would we be if we didn't let love enter our lives. This is a feeling to which all can relate, Lena. Nice work! I'll have to read more of your poetry. (The "nightmare" story is true, including the knee pain.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/30/2009 9:42:00 AM
    A powerful write Lena, to be in the throws of obsession is a treachery path to take. Well written.