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Battling Addiction

The white dragon hunts you.
With eyes of a predator, ever watching.
Waiting in the dark shadows to strike.

I have chased this dragon before.
For he has haunted me, as well.
Many a lifetime ago.
That you did not know.

There is terror in my heart.
I want to scream, run!
But you will not hear me,
Over the roar of his breath, 
or the promise of more.

Your choice binds you to the chase.
No spell I can cast will be enough to save you,
Beautiful boy.
I can only stand here,
 and watch, 
as this dragon looms 
over your poisoned mind, 
and weakened body.

You are running out of time.
The chaos is closing in.
Gripping you tighter every time.
I cannot stand to watch.

My heart dies a thousand deaths.
You must run.
Please, I beg of you, for all you are beautiful boy.
I don't want to watch you slip into the past,
As you fall prey to the dragon.
Run!!

GypsyofEssence

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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Gypsy Queen, :-) CONGRATULATIONS in Anne's "Battling Addiction" contest.. I think very highly of Miss Anne, take care~ LINDA

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/13/2013 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ;D PD
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 12:41:00 PM
    Your King is happy The young prince will find his way.... Forever in service to my Queen And Your poem rocks baby.

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/13/2013 4:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He will find the path. . . Forever I will be yours my Gypsy King.
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Honey, thank you SO much for participating in my contest. This piece hit home with me and really tugged at my heart strings. Belated congrats to a most deserving win :)

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/13/2013 4:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne, Thank you so much for the placement in your contest :) I know The Dragon haunts parents, families and friends it is hard to watch a person destroy themselves by choice. But I always have hope. . . .
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Gypsy xx

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandy thank you!!!! :)
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:31:00 PM
    awesome write...congrats on your win

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much :)
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Stunning...don't know what else to say but congratulations - Tim

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes that 'first buzz' I got ya. thanks for commenting, reading, and understanding the pain that drug addiction can have on one's self.
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 3/8/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always trying to duplicate that 'first buzz'...how well I know
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:45:00 AM
    WOW! This poem blew me away! Such a creative way to write about addiction. Wonderful win! Congrats :)

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Heather thank you! :)
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:58:00 PM
    Love it! Very nice, Gypsy! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ruben, :)
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:30:00 PM
    I've seen the remnants left by the white dragon. This is one of the hardest to shake. Even then, the victim is drawn like iron to a magnet! Always pulling! Always there! Wish him luck! He will need help for a long, long time! RAY

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ray thank you. Yes it is a long hard road to beat this drug....thanks for stopping by :)
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 7:22:00 PM
    Beautiful win Ms essence

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/9/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna, I am always glad to see you've stopped by :)
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:13:00 PM
    i don't know whom the dragon is but I hope your beautiful boy runs. I see you are new to our pages and it is hard to get started. just keep commenting and others will start reading and commenting on your interesting and well done poetry. Welcome. Love, Joyce

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 2/12/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The dragon represents Heroin addiction, the boy is someone very special to me who is struggling with this horrible addiction. Chasing the dragon is when you chase the high this drug gives you. I needed to express my self and chose to write about it. Thanks Joyce xo