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Addiction Poems

Addiction Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about addiction. This list of addiction poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of addiction poetry. This list of works about addiction is an excellent resource for examples on how to write addiction poems.

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Cell Phone Blues

I laid down to get some sleep,
When my cell phone gave a beep,
For hours I talked and stayed awake,
Until the dawn began to break.

I should have stopped before dawn came,
But then I played my favorite game,
It seemed the...Read More
Categories: addiction, culture, funny, humor, sleep, teen, work,
Form: Rhyme

Life? What is the point of life? No one can even tell you the point, because they don’t even know what to say to you. Even if you wanted to know you won’t because that is what you are challenged...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, abuse, addiction, age, angst, beauty,
Form: Free verse
The bite of triumph
Truth declared thoroughly
Through those choco-cocoa chunks
Thank you for this beautiful day
I am longing for silence
I hope my days improve
Through your constance...Read More
Categories: addiction, baby, beauty, birth, blessing, business, child,
Form: I do not know?
Thats all She Needs
What she needed was - attention
Post a picture reeallll nice…  
Momma never gave her what - she needed
Daddy never tucked her in - at night
So she post her face – every - night now
Writes a nice little meme...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, age, angel, anger, anxiety,
Form: Lyric
He told her he was broken
But she saw him differently
A priceless clock
That was slightly off 
A little complicated
Just needed timing, winding, 
Some small adjustment
She thought she could 
Do the necessary repairs, 
It should’ve been a cinch
It would’ve been worth it
But he turned out to...Read More
Categories: addiction, anxiety, dark, depression, feelings, longing, love,
Form: Free verse

As soon as smiled girl
As lips kiss it was fire works spelling our names
What going girl
I know hasn't been long girl
I just tell you how felt on first date
...Read More
Categories: addiction, angel, beautiful, beauty, best friend, change,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Childs Champion
So many children, so much loss.
Many tears shed, from many a different cause.
Maybe Mom died of cancer, or a dad with no answer.
A drug deal gone wrong, broken homes and broken bones.

Forgotten and neglected, maybe caused by a bottle.
It could...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, child abuse, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unfair Calories
Unfair Calories 

Chocolate cake, 
can be eaten fast or slow. 
Depends on who, 
is at the end of the fork. 
But I tell you true, 
there is a thing that happens, 
to... a... few. 

They are taken to better places,...Read More
Categories: addiction, america, angel, anti bullying, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Free verse

Oh, how we loathe those who drink,
Such sinners, such losers, they are!
But we think we certainly are far more than perfect?
As we drive high on pot, drugs and booze zooming our oh, so saintly cars?

We stamp their foreheads with big...Read More
Categories: addiction, angst, encouraging, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Rip it out
Rip it out
So much pain 
Father don't fail now
All of this trapped inside 
Father can please take it away
All satan tell you lies 
To temp your flesh to sin
Walk away he so don't hold that pain
Let it go
Let him control...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, anger, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Choice
Will life return with the morning sun?
Will its very existence by sought by one?
Who will win and who will lose?
It now has come your time to choose.

As darkness sweeps across the land.
We form small groups and slowly band.
The struggle for...Read More
Categories: addiction, dark,
Form: Rhyme
No We're To Go
I aint got no where to go
Down a lost and lonely road
I anint got clothes
No room n board to call my own
Just cardboard box to call my home
This little dumpster is my friend 
Puts the food in hands

!!! This about...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, anger, anxiety, faith, family,
Form: Verse
Might Thunder
Hail Jesus
Mighty woarior
Lot places lots of adventures
His thunder
mighty thunder
With one blink of the eye
He could crush the mountain
Trees to
His not a quick fuse
Alway a follower 
Of his sheep thats true...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, angel, anti bullying, anxiety, beautiful,
Form: Verse
Disability and Equality
Disability & equality

I & my kind are equal
The skin of my color is not a curse 
But due to evil & greed
My fellow humans have put a price-tag on my head
Making me the most hunted amongst the human kind
Yet in...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, africa, anger, anxiety,
Form: Epic
Our Battle Cry
O Lord
With all your power 
Father take us to a peaceful place away from all the pain
I pray that every knee shall fall
Giving up there life's for the one and holy thee.
So Christ. I'll lay troubles down
You can rip them...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, bible, blessing, christian,
Form: Verse
I wrote this poem with a life buoy
Sharing a thought
Is not best spoken in a passionate language
It is not best written on an aesthetic scroll
It is best conveyed in poetry

As my ink spills I can’t float
I find myself almost submerged in my verbose outrage
I hang on to...Read More
Categories: addiction, philosophy, poetess, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Free verse
I was born to be a survivor and a fighter.
That's why I became a writer.
As a child the physical abuse I endured.
Being a baby it was pretty absurd.

The child of recovering addicts.
Even one that still until recently would slip.
Watching a...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, drug, how
Form: Rhyme
An ode to Uncle Jason
Uncle Jason, 
something he was chasing.
He was looking for something to fulfil a void.
Because of God’s love and mercy, he wasn’t destroyed.
He was on drugs for over 20 years.
Night after night he cried bitter tears.
Without getting high he couldn’t function.
Without...Read More
Categories: addiction, freedom, jesus, tribute,
Form: Ode
It is Called Love
It split you apart
You bled free tears to rejoice
You discovered words in your heart
You found a new self and a devout voice

It slit you in half
It took away your weakness
Superseded it with new wings of life
To fly you to where...Read More
Categories: addiction, lonely, longing, lost love, love, love
Form: Free verse
Imagine Me
Imagine me in your waiting arms
When there’s no need for alarm
Cause i can be such a dangerous breed
So many lovely things i’ll never need

I could have been your downfall, darling
Will your weaponry invite my scarring?
I can’t wait for you to...Read More
Categories: addiction, absence, angst, anxiety, cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member UNDER HIS EYE

I have seen,
the other side, 
of heaven-praise be. 

Where I walked a narrow bridge,
between purgatory, 
and eternal life.

I'm not religious,
and no I'm not,

I dug my own grave, 
In sinful soils, 
with lost souls just like me.

I watched the darkest, 
of...Read More
Categories: addiction, change, corruption, recovery from, sin, spiritual, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member See No Evil
See No Evil 

Not all are alike. 
Some are mean and nasty. 
Some have motives. 
Some don't care. 

They fought in court, 
They tumbled dry when washed. 
Their performances...
and gold medal. 
But insufficient to hide, 
their eyes. 

Their hate...Read More
Categories: addiction, allah, angel, anti bullying, creation, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Does Anyone Care
There are lies we give and lies we take.
They are never forgotten, make no mistake.
Our earnings from those casting stones.
Cuts and bruises, more broken bones.
Truth's shield and sword, they both we own.
Only truth can stop, lies getting thrown.
They will cripple...Read More
Categories: addiction,
Form: Rhyme
Dance with Me

They sit on the thrones..
Yes, they sit higher than God,
But call themselves servants..
Of whom?
Ego or obsession?
Or some kind of mental sickness?...
They proclaimed themselves leaders.
But good followers, they never could be.
'Little knowledge is dangerous...' it's been said.
Sure, they are a danger...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, change, conflict,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Whisked away by whiskey
Why dip when I can sip
Why sleep when I can have a trip
Just a tip for my mind to strip
Just a drip for a bad day to flip
Short gaps between gulps
Long chats between spats

On a whiskey bottle I once read...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, adventure, dedication, drink, drug, funny,
Form: Lyric