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Addiction and Withdraw

Keep your liquor and your meth cigarettes;
stow away your needles and white powder.
My mind craves stimulation without sweats
caused by vices others choose for regrets.

Give me words, inky scrawl across a page,
the fluid cadence of a verbal dance
freeing the psyche from an iron cage
imprisoned by a mundane daily trance.

Prohibit fresh diction to discover
the foul temper that lies within my breast.
Prevent access to verse and uncover
an exhausted maudlin beast is expressed.

I get my fix within a library.
It’s cheap to be hooked onto poetry.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 5:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Brittany on the win!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:07:00 AM
    From a college who has the same addiction......... THIS is it! Fantastic WIN! Ellie Daphne

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 1:59:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poem, Brittany. Poetry is a much healthier addiction than the others you mentioned. Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:20:00 PM
    What an addiction to have! Love it! Congrats :) Tanya

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Best drug on the street...free and legal too (although some of my poems SHOULD be illegal) Great sonnet Brittany and congratulations as well! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in this contest Brittay. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 2:58:00 PM
    CONGRATS BRITTANY ON A MAGNIFICENT WRITE AND FIRST PLACE WIN LUV .. FANTASTIC PIECE

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 1:12:00 PM
    B R, congratulations in Susan's "Another fun poem" contest... have a nice day... :-) Linda...

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 11:18:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 5:46:00 AM
    I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you on the comments you have left on my poetry. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a comment Brittany. It truly was appreciated. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Great advice to give..I am hooked on poetry also..Especially PS..Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara