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I never understood addiction,

Drugs, alcohol, sex, I have all done without.

A friend once gave me a drug,

And I caught a glimpse of the possibilities for feeding a need!

Still, I walked away uncaught by it all.

I was strong then!

And then I came here.

Still, it took time,

Sucking me in so sweetly, sliding, slipping, silently, surreptitiously, succoring, suckering, seeming inviting.

Old familiar friends, family, foes, are all here.

I cannot wait to see them every day, night, morning, evening, weekday, weekend

Neglecting work, school, chores, social events, still I miss nothing,

Except venomous words of those, I do not esteem.

Would there were more hours, to spend with them all.

How can I escape this madness?

I see only its glory, grandeur, and magnificence, dismissing all the baiting, biting, beating, bleating and bleeding, the perfidy, and the poverty and paucity of spirit.

A plethora of poets, pundits, paupers, princes, priests, playing, plying, performing powerfully for all.

Yet, I wonder who I am in the midst of all this.

Mother, sister, lover, mistress, flirt, inamorata, confessor and confessed, yes, all of these and more, fulfilling their needs and mine.

We come together and help, hurt, heal, hinder, horrify, each other and ourselves.

Offers of love, lust, adoration, beguiling the caring, curious, crazy codependents

Feeding my needs instantly, available every minute, every hour of every day

Who needs real people, where there are invitations, proposals, propositions, pitches, plans, and schemes, here to satisfy any taste or inclination?

Don’t even want to get away; think I will stay.

Comments: 8 *

1) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by webrunner on August 06, 2007, 08:05:01 PM

Very nice!!!
2) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by toonarmy on August 08, 2007, 10:22:36 PM

For me this describes decadence, Which in a society,  describes corrosive decline due to a perceived erosion of necessary moral traditions. which is what i read into the peom anyway. Dunno if this is what you meant but i think also that this is a good poem. Which i enjoyed reading about and considering thx for posting Manxie :))
3) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by manxcat on August 11, 2007, 11:34:24 AM

Not conciously toon, but a valid observation nonetheless.   i feel that poetry is best when the reader allows his/her own experience to understand it. TY.
4) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by toonarmy on August 31, 2007, 09:01:12 PM

i must have been really drunk when i wrote all that
5) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by toonarmy on August 31, 2007, 09:02:26 PM

but its still a godd poem...
6) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by  on September 20, 2007, 11:24:17 PM

What a powerful feeling!!!!!!!I think a lot of fibsters here share your thoughts, manxsis...Keep yuor poetry running... Very amusing..;-)

7) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by eeniemeenie on January 09, 2008, 05:45:31 AM

WOW....what more can you say about HERE!???
8) Re: FIBS Addiction
Comment by CharlieBravo on August 10, 2009, 04:13:47 PM

excellent manx, nothing or no one could have said it better !
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