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Poetry Disease


My luck is tough, 
My life has been rough,
I cannot feel my dreams,
I dream of dreams, that can't be felt.

In the deep corners of my mind.
There is something there no one will ever find..
I close my eyes and disappear into a world of loneliness.

This is how I feel!

I feel lost, then I feel complete.
How can this be?
Poor little old me~ 
I find myself with this crazy addiction. 
A state that moves me causing all kinds of unnecessary friction.
Becoming another weak addict to something greater than, drugs and alcohol.
This affects my entire family. 
No one around me is sure on how to react. 
This addiction makes crack look like an antibiotic.    
I see it in their faces.
The disappointment!
The disgrace! 
They gave up the practice when it comes to tough love. 
Guilty I confess, an addict in my own house.
Far from reality, not caring about that man once called my spouse.
Yes, I chose my dose of non-fictional poets over him.
I don't feel the shame the day I let him walk away.
Far, far away, I had nothing to say.
Hitting rock bottom, maybe it's too late to rebuild my life. 
Not wanting to claw my way out of the hole.
Rebuilt I will, through a magical poem, in this soup bowl.

Here, you find me swimming with a crowd of wonder.
Other artists whose words speak louder than thunder.
At first I thought I found a way to lock out all the pain.
Hiding from all my responsibilities.
Letting go of all my possibilities.
Lacking the strength of moving away from the beam.
I sit here, sadder than the saddest tears you've ever seen.
Behind the soup screen, is where I found myself.
I told nobody else.

I'm gonna admit to you my fellow poets.
The soup is a wonderful disease,                         
It keeps me from a good sleep.
With all these poems that put my mind at ease.
I love the way it has full control, no matter where I go.
It's true like an addict, family, friends don't matter any more.
I log on and want more,more and more.

Every poet here has been here for me through good or bad
Like a drunk suck!ng it up when I feel sad

The poetry soup, ~ IS MY VERY OWN SIN CITY!
Here is where I want to spend eternity.

Embrace, me in ways that make me happy.
Here I feel - - I feel - - SO! - - SO! - -SO!  Free.

A simple disease that needs no cure. 
Here I feel very secure.
This is no drug, here you find no rock & roll.
I'm drinking up the soup, like an alcoholic's goal.

Spreading the poetry soup disease, puts my mind at ease
Knowing poetry over powers' suicidal thoughts anytime.

Here  I~ 


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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 8:59:00 PM

    R.I.P. my Sweet Dark Friend and you're very addictive too. So you want to spend eternity in sin city do you, be careful what you wish for lol Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:39:00 PM

    I hope your wonderful poetry is on PS for a very long time to come. You are the queen of poets. Long live your words....Peter

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:39:00 PM


  1. Date: 9/7/2012 10:42:00 AM

    love this poem! awesommme

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 8:28:00 AM

    I have momments like this myself you might notice if read my poems troubled soul state of confusion stste of mind ect I h=ave had the ocasional smoke or drink in past but have to agree writing is enlighting and good for the soul top poem xx david scott

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 1:12:00 PM

    I was getting sdo worried PD wondering what you were into then the curtain opened and your affliction is surely what many of us feel here on Soup! Wouldn't change a thing and I know you wouldn't either - great poetry here! :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 1:16:00 AM

    Oh I love it girl. It's just that in here we have found at last some that understand us and others that are willing to accept us for us. Better yet when we hit clever and they get it it's vindication of what we know lives inside and our abilities. Something we haven't gotten a lot of outside this portal. Catch you in the windows. TLee

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 11:18:00 PM

    I can relate to this much.very well written.

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:43:00 PM

    I was just commenting to a friend today how interactive and addictive this site is, and your poetic words communicate the concept so well. I feel that I have to keep constant control of the time I spend on this site so that I don't disregard my other responsibilities. (Thank you for your comment on my poem!)

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 11:12:00 AM

    Wow..! and" soup" is just for starters P D...? i shudder to think how your'e going to be if you get into a main course, L O L..)

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 5:07:00 AM

    Let it rip Destroyer Poet- you do so well- but don't let it substitute let it be part of everything real- blessings, Bren : ) much love x

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 9:36:00 PM

    Ditto, Love this, it's true and Lizzie is one too. She didn't see the seed pod under her bed the other night---it's that Attack of the Body Snatcher thing, an alien plot to win over our minds or perhaps the rest of the herd is nutso! BTW P.D. Guy Williams from the TV show is the best Zorro ever. Good Night Mon Cheri, Craig

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 2:17:00 AM

    This is an absolutely brilliant piece. More than outstanding simply brilliant! Hugs from I hope not another Soup addict, butit does seem to be heading that way!! Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 10:38:00 AM

    this was beautifully written and you did such a nice job describing how the soup makes you feel. cory

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 11:41:00 PM

    Beautiful! You have discribed the feelings of more then yourself with these words.... X-celent write! :o)

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:49:00 PM

    PD, you've done it again! you blow my mind not only for the raw emotions you spill here but also for becoming the voice of my own inner soul. love your stark honesty and that lil' sweet taste of despair. awesome piece!

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 7:43:00 PM

    Rest in Peace. hahaha. When I die they should say: REst in Pieces. Pieces of me are ALL OVER this place. I google some word and there is my name telling someone a comment from two years ago. Good grief. If I commit a horrible crime, the cops can come here and know my life story assembled from all the weird stuff I've told folks buried in these many many pages! This is great. I hope Carol loves it. I see why you were laughing at yourself writing it. I did an addict poem on Soup too (moons ago)!!

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 3:35:00 PM

    All i can say about this one is. WOW!!! WHAT A WRITE!!! Excuse the yelling. But the poem merits it. Thanks for reading my humble words. Jancarl

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 12:38:00 PM


    Loving III Avatar John Loving III Date: 1/17/2012 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    this poem was deep. really deep i had to scroll down a few times.
  1. Date: 1/17/2012 11:41:00 AM

    There you go ~Straight From The Heart~ as I have said a million times that is where the best poetry comes from. ~~~MAGNIFICENT~~~ Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 11:19:00 AM

    First I have to admit,pd: You are a lump of gold! writing such an outstanding write,shows how good you truly are.Both in terms of poet,as well as your own insight.But it is a darn shame though,that there wont be any rock `n roll here.Could do nice every now and then:) Loved it lots,now go and put your mind at ease.You`ve had a long night.RIP

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 10:00:00 AM

    Loved your poem!:)

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 9:26:00 AM

    It can surely be an addiction...wish I could spend more time reading. So much talent and you can always find something to calm your nerves, lift you up, comfort you, make you feel not so alone, and even give you a giggle. A few have even made me cry....bittersweet tears and a few made me blush like a teenager lol You've opened your heart on this one...Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 9:22:00 AM

    "The poetry soup disease." Yes! i contribute monthly to the soup. I feel there are many like yourself who need the help the soup offers - getting your problems out and onto others for some feedback which you can't get anywhere else. Keep writing your fine poetry and we shall read and understand. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:45:00 AM

    Poetry Soup can become addictive for sure..I should be washing dishes and getting ready to cook our lunch right this minute..Enjoyed the read..If for a contest, reads like a winner to me..Thanks for the minutes spent at my work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:40:00 AM

    Outstandingly beautiful and beautifully wonderful. Your analysis of Poetry soup's addition is so true and so universal, but I have found a current of sadness in the vast stream of the painting of words on the canvas of Poetry. Although, the sadness and pain is the essence and the strength of poet's mind and heart my friend and your poems are so powerful & striking that one cannot remain untouched by its influence and hard realities. Pl read this Part 1 first. Love and best wishes.Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:38:00 AM

    In Hindi literature there is an often quoted line "Viyogi (broken hearted lover) Hoga Pahla (first) Kavi (Poet), Ah (sigh) se (from) upja (born) hoga gaan(Poem or Song) " means the first Poet would have been a broken hearted lover and from his deep sigh would have born the first poetry or song on earth. I have not join any other Poetry sight but due to a little bit of my continuing eye problem I am concentrating more on Songs to avoid reading too much & writing for the time being. .Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:35:00 AM

    I guess most of us have the soup addiction or we would not be here. I open the lap top on my kitchen table and before I know it-it is noon. Where did half a day go. Rather than addiction I like to call it a passion. Congrats on your win. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:34:00 AM

    Outstandingly beautiful and beautifully wonderful. Your analysis of Poetry soup's addition is so true and so universal, but I have found a current of sadness in the vast stream of the painting of words on the canvas of Poetry. Although, the sadness and pain is the essence and the strength of poet's mind and heart my friend and your poems are so powerful and striking that one cannot remain untouched by its influence and hard realities. Continue on next..Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 8:06:00 AM

    A deep and meaningful poem, Poet, yes, I agree there is a security in this poetry island, a light in the turmoil of life. Best of luck in the contest. Thank you for my 3rd place in your Love Poem Contest.