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Out of the Darkness

bylovecraft68©

Addiction is a hole of lack; something is missing.

 I must do, have or be more.

In this pit of sadness and remorse, I am never enough.

 Never reached and never understood.

Separation is pain; an ache of the soul.

 Longing for something to soothe the wounds of fear  

In isolation, so no other knows. the vice taunts, tempts, and haunts me by promising to  numb the pain.

It seems to work, so I fight for more but, it always drops me deeper into misery and isolation again!

Disguised as comfort, she calls like a siren;  promising relief but, leaving more scars.

This stealthy ally which I once thought helped me through, was always an enemy who easily conquered me as her fool.

The Truth is a light in this darkness, shining on my evil friend.

It reveals I was hypnotized, in a trance, only seemingly under her control.

It began in a moment of discontent, when I searched outside  for answers only found within.

When confused by the shadows I somehow fell in.

But wait!  There is no hole – nothing missing – no more to do, say or be.

I was simply disconnected by the vice.

I do have the strength      to make it just for today.

This journey of life is not to be taken alone some burdens are meant be shared.

I must be humble -simply ask and the strength is mine.

When willing, I am set free of my cares.

Some shadows are tricky – my foe wants me back.

Disguised and cunning – yet comfortable and appealing.

I forget who she is and fall to her poison again!

But this time is different – I remember the Light...

Addiction is no friend and I no longer her fool.

No longer depleting who I am.

I choose Truth; and just for this day, I am saved again!

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by Anonymous09/27/14

I liked it

Out of the Darkness means something different to me. As I read the poem, I couldn't help but imagine the addiction mentioned was cutting. Out of the Darkness is often used when speaking about suicide.more...

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by 08/07/14

A good dive below the dark waters of addiction...

...and luckily, resurfacing at the end. Several of the lines in the poem are searing, starting with the first pun, "Addiction is a hole of lack." It does well bringing out the feelings of trying to fillmore...

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by SecondCircle06/28/14

Very Real

This struck a chord and hit all the notes perfectly.

Addiction is frightening. You cast light on its wretched carnivorous face in a powerful yet down to earth way. It hit me personally for reasons thatmore...

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by HoneyAdored06/21/14

I see the light

Excellent!

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by Swilly06/19/14

That was very well done

It says so much in a few words. Great job, LC.

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