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Battling Addiction

  Battling Addiction

Lead me from the dark
Where all is black and stark
Lift me from the hollow
Give me rules to follow

Somehow I have slid away
And I can’t recall the day
Memory now is hard to find
All my hours are unkind

Will you feel the knife that twists
In the place where I exist
Where the demons do abide
And I have no place to hide

Come and look into my depths
Where the devil in me steps
Where I know the monster lies
Come and listen to my cries

Where I run from place to place
From the things I cannot face
To the solace of my friend
Who will kill me in the end

Will you step into my mind
There a jungle you will find
Shredded is my common sense
By the pain that ne’er relents

Once the demon took a hold
He became a thousand fold
Come and feel the terror deep
But no pity on me heap

All I shout from here within
Is to let my steps begin
Solemn is this day I mark
Come and lead me from the dark


R D Seal  26 Feb 13











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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Extremely well penned Richard! I had a friend like this once - it was nothing major like drugs or alcohol. But it was an unhealthy addiction nonetheless and he didn't even realize how much he was in denial until he tried to quit. Powerful writing!

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 11:25:00 PM
    One of your best, Richard. Absolutely amazing. Seamless.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 3:01:00 PM
    this is very good!! gosh, wasn't this a contest theme? oh, yes, I see now that it was. BIG congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Good morning Richard, stopping by to say hi and read this poem again. I know much about the dark, and thanks God something lead me away from this addiction, instead of luring me deeper than one can imagine... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:39:00 PM
    LOL, Richard, thank you for making me smile.... and I' have much light in my soul... I'm just hoping the reaper is a women, that way I can explain my life to someone who will listen.... he he he..imagine, the man reaper, he's just out to do his job... always ~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:34:00 PM
    BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this one. You did a fantastic job. Please keep writing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:05:00 PM
    RICHARD, :-) CONGRATULATIONS in Anne's "Battling Addiction" contest.. I think very highly of Miss Anne, take care~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 3:05:00 AM
    I'm happy to have discovered your works on here. Had me a good time this morning enjoying your rhythm-and-rhyme style. I like :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Richard, I was so impressed with this entry into my contest. Thank you kindly for your participation and belated congrats on your win. Hugs :)

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 5:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Richard xx

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Congrats Richard

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Mint!! Well done. Big huggsss deb