Thursday, April 21, 2011

Affects of Addiction

Anger lies beneath
surface of conscious thought
first strike

Apathy wraps around
compassionate spirit
authentic will

Ambivalence invades
plundering faith
spiritual truths

Ardor misappropriates
selfless love into
by misusing
life once worth living


Jenny Matlock


Jen said...

Such true. You are very gifted!

Terra said...

Always so well written. You are a true tallent!

Anonymous said...

Excellent again. Very nice.

Cheryl said...

Ayuh. Well said.

Brian Miller said...

i felt the descent through the emotions through your words and the structure of this...

~dawn said...

Happy to become a follower
Adding to my recovery sites!
I wrote about "Admitting" from the first step today.

You, however, wrote with far more eloquence - you painted the image of what my life was like - thank you!! Wonderfully written

lissa said...

I like how the words seems to be repeating which works well with the subject, as addictions are repeated more often than we want.

Sue said...

Great job on this, and I love the play on words with "Affects of Addiction."

Very nice, Polly!


Jackie said...

wow anger ambivalence apathy and ardor , are not only great 'A' words but to write them into the affects of addiction is something to be admired :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Pretty impressive.

You are a true wordsmith!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It shouldn't have to take this turn.

Judie said...

Polly, this is a powerful piece. You have outdone yourself with this.

taylorsoutback said...

I continue to be so impressed with what you achieve in the simplest of words - very powerful.

upinthecosmos said...

Great write. I love words & there are a lot of great ones in this piece! Stop in & read A is for Animal

☆☆Mumsy said...

You're amazing with words! Like Sue, I love the title of your poem.

gayle said...

Great!!! Love this!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

The way you tied-together all those "A" words was very elegant AND cohesive. Nice job!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

An A post with power!

Christine said...

This all flowed so well. Moving.

City said...

Very powerful.

Anonymous said...

Great A post. A serious topic that you've covered beautifully.


Tracy said...

This is wonderful. I love your writing.

Jingle said...


Jenny said...

Polly. Send this in to AA. This is some seriously moving writing.

It made me cry. And made my heart hurt. And made me realize how powerless we all are

Absolutely powerful, strong and amazing.



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