An Addict's Prose

Written by: Bradley Veals

I am Sadness
I am Death
I am Longing
I am Need

I am the beast within you
My call you can never ignore

I am Terror
I am Blithe
I am Impulse
I am Love

I am the reason that she leaves you
I give you hope that she will return

I am Hate
I am Desire
I am Faith
I am Weakness

I am the lover in bed beside you
Telling you to have just one more

I am Venal
I am Trust
I am Rapture
I am Thirst

I feel the horror of sobriety
When you stop to see yourself

I am Ambition
I am Loss
I am Truth
I am Hurt

I am the dream of normalcy
That haunts the bottom of the glass

I am Sorrow
I am Oblivion
I am Hunger
I am Absence

I am the beast within you
My call you can never ignore