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I'm Mephistopheles...you, my Faust
I'm to your mind what a fluorescent bulb is...
To a fly. I take perverse pleasure
In trapping you in my undertow

I'm a tireless tease that will break your will
I live in your mind, rent-free. I'm tough to evict
I'm your friend with bad intentions
Always up to mean mischief

I show no mercy to my victims, and I have...
No remorse. I couldn't care less whether 
You're a person of virtue or vice
I don't give a damn about your age...

Your race; your religious or political affiliation
Once I seized plenary control of you 
My sole aim is to destroy you, and take your soul
I'm that enticing demon that tempts you...

Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day
Refusing to let you sleep or take a vacation
Wean me off at your peril
My name is addiction



Date written and posted: 05/30/2019

I Got A Darn NA Again Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Lu Loo
Submitted on 06/13/2019

YOUR CHOICE(3), any form, any theme
Sponsored by Brian Strand
Submitted on 06/06/2019









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Date: 7/6/2019 5:55:00 PM
One day at a time ... if only folks knew what that truly means, 99% of the misunderstandings and stereotypes would be gone, and THEN we'd make real progress. Wonderful write, my friend, and congrats on your win! (I have a number on this subject, though I get little response, sadly). Blessings and peace to you!
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Date: 7/18/2019 7:55:00 PM
True indeed, Greg:) Thanks and blessings to you, too!
Date: 7/6/2019 5:28:00 PM
Your potent pen has spilled powerful ink in this piece of devastating affliction. A compelling poem and a brilliant personification so masterfully done, Edward. Congratulations on your wonderful win. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/18/2019 7:58:00 PM
Thank you so much for the kind comments, Susan!:-)
Date: 7/6/2019 4:34:00 PM
An evil that thrives in the shadows. You have described it well. Thank you for using your talent to shine light into the darkness. Congratulations!
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Date: 7/18/2019 7:56:00 PM
Thank you very much, P.S.! I appreciate it.
Date: 7/3/2019 8:08:00 PM
Wow what a powerful piece Edward! It is so true. This is so deserving of your top placement! Congratulations! : )
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Date: 7/3/2019 8:49:00 PM
Thank you very much, Connie:-)
Date: 7/1/2019 9:45:00 PM
Edward, what a way to write of an issue that seldom catches light..Thankyou for your insight and letting this topic "go noticed"..please check out my page and the poem "An Addicts Lone Thought"..Congrats on high marks Edward.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/3/2019 3:15:00 PM
Will do, Kenneth:-) Thank you!
Date: 7/1/2019 2:29:00 PM
I am a recovering addict and feel this poem so much... Expect an email soon. thank you sweet man :) Luloo
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Date: 7/1/2019 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Lu:-) I'm really glad you're doing well now. Looking forward to your email...
Date: 5/31/2019 4:53:00 AM
A well done powerful poem Edward!
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Date: 5/31/2019 5:17:00 AM
Thank you, Tania:-)