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PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT

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Below is the poem entitled PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT which was written by poet Sumit Majumdar. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT

From tottering infantile footsteps
Gangly adolescence and vibrant youth
Desire to taste forbidden fruits
Hobnob with society discards

Ever beckoned by distant drums
Weird people practising witchcraft
Entranced by strange rituals
Rebelling against established norms

Corrupted by wild flights of fantasy
Urge to attain impossible dreams
Sermonizing on unknown subjects
Engaged in creating hell on earth

Shunning filial ties
Ignorant of the anguish of loved ones
Reviled by all but the ignorant
And pitied by a few

Unwashed, malodorous, skeletal frame
Vacant eyes a fiery red
Registering no events, recognizing none
A pitiable mannequin in a dynamic world

Ever shrouded in a haze of acrid smoke
From endless cannabis trips
Unhinged from his roots
With no conclusion or hope  

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:23:00 PM
    Sumit,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

    Majumdar Avatar Sumit Majumdar
    Date: 11/21/2012 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for remembering dear
  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Ever beckoned by distant drums Weird people practising witchcraft Entranced by strange rituals Rebelling against established norms I really like that verse! Very expressive!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:29:00 PM
    A stark description... splendid work!!! Terry (& thanks for your kind comments on 'Boa's Ark')

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 10:28:00 AM
    there's always light at the end of the tunnel...hope you'll make it through...best wishes.

    Majumdar Avatar Sumit Majumdar
    Date: 10/7/2012 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, but rebirth of an addict is rare, my friend, although I have seen some.