Addiction’s Affliction

Addictions Affliction Use

The picture book is wearing your story
about the living of your life,
It was a story in need of fixing,
For behind the smiles there was strife,
People can be strong and resilient,
For that’s how we all want them to be,
But if we paint with all pastel colors,
The darkness we are failing to see.
Behind smiles lies a core of sadness,
that cannot be reached,  felt or seen,
And a heart longing to be filled,
With tomorrow’s promise of a dream.
Stuck in a viscous circle 
by the oppressor…hell’s addiction,
There is always one more rabbit hole
to add to the affliction.
One more tragic scenario 
spinning everything out of control,
One last reach upward, 
Then one last trip down the hole. 
If only you had been just a flower,
You could have sprouted again in new soil,
Grown back stronger, bloomed more beautiful,
Than you’d ever been before. 
But we’re people, we don’t get to do that
so the picture book suddenly stopped, 
Addiction’s Affliction had won his game,
From this world you were suddenly dropped.
© 2013 DiAnne Ebejer 



About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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8 Responses to Addiction’s Affliction

  1. Wow! You just blew me away. What an amazingly insightful poem that reached inside my soul. I am tripping on your words. How accurate a truth. Astounding. Love. jennifer


  2. Hmmmmmmmmmm I commented earlier, but my comment seems to have disappeared. I love this beautiful poem DiAnne. It is such an important subject. I love how vulnerable you paint people, which, of course, they are. Really lovely.


  3. Val Fox says:

    A moving and poignant piece. Thank you. 🙂


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