Love can become an affliction

If the wanting an addiction

And a heart will feel the tug

When denied the fixing drug


Just like a street-corner thug

You give samples out with hugs

The pleasures come for free

As hooked they soon will be


Blinded by your reverie

They will now pay any fee

Their lives they happy pay

To survive another day


But the evil that you play

When you take your drug away

May cause the conviction

To beat your addiction


16 Responses to “Withdrawal”
  1. I really enjoyed the poem for the truth of its content. I also saw a ‘rhyming’ pattern that makes me wonder if this is a schematic you’ve done before?

  2. Brilliantly written, quite a true and powerful message, lovely work Brad!

  3. yassy says:

    Sad but true. You say it well, Brad. Too good , too skilled with your words. That’s your power. You write it effortlessly.

  4. beth says:

    ah, the pain of love – so well put

  5. Jim Borden says:

    clever; it’s a shame when peope play games with the power of love…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    It’s a dangerous and slippery slope when people manipulate one another by withholding love.

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