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Battling Addiction

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Battling Addiction

She sits in the room across from me
Mocking my sanity
As I try to will her to go away
But we live in a room that has no door
She sits there smug and awfully sure
That she’s in my life now to stay

She grows bigger as I get small
I don’t recognize myself at all
Her desires dictate my every move
I see her through my family’s tears
She has separated us for years
Making rough times from a life that was smooth

I cannot leave her tight embrace
Her influence distorts my once clean face
Everyone else but myself is to blame
I give into her constant plea
To get again inside of me
I loathe this gal with Addiction as her name

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

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Joe, thank you so much for this stunning entry into my Battling Addiction contest, and belated congrats on your first place win! This piece was perfect in every way. Hugs :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joe xx

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:42:00 AM
    Big congrats, Joe! This is such a unique and powerful piece.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Great! Congratulations on your win, Joe! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Congratulations, Joe! My Best! RAY

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Congrats Joe..nice win

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:14:00 PM
    ADDICTION IS VERY HARD TO DISCRIBE, I HAVE NO SUCH EXPERIENCE, AND HAVE TRIED TO SYMPATHISE TO UNDERSTAND, AND IN THIS WORK I ALSO FELT FEAR... AND THAT IS SOMETHING I HAVE NOT CONSIDERED. BEAUTIFUL WRITING

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:21:00 PM
    i got rid of my addiction. she was the devil incarnate. a demon in the flesh. if they arn't full of Jesus then there ful of something else.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:15:00 PM
    I hope just a work about addiction and not your life or anyone that is close to you..Enjoyed reading this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:33:00 PM
    A very convincing write...good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Nicely done Joe, Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Joe, this is a terrific image here, good luck...David