Addiction is like a monster,
I’ve invited to dine,
It consumes a bit of me,
Yet brings exquisite pleasure,
To offset the pain,
Oh willingly have I fed myself to this monster,
Trading moments of pleasure for hours of pain,
When will I stop?
When I DIE?
I hope not,
I want to stop but that is pain too,
With no promise of pleasure before,
Still I shall find a bit of courage now,
And face the pain for one moment longer because,
I don’t want to feed the monster any more,
After all it is eating me!
© 2010 Vic Jones