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(28 september 1991 / Antwerp - Belgium)

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Candy

This poem is not really about Candy. It's about temptation. I used the word 'Candy' metaphorically. It's up to the reader to know what this poem is really about.

I went to buy candy this morning
10 am
Fucked me up on the inside
Burned my throat
Was it really candy that I bought?

Next thing I know
Time is my friend
Or is it just pretend?
I wonder how many of my scars
Candy would be able to mend

Aisle three
Get more of that candy
The light is dim here
But it's all clear
The candy I want to get
Makes me easily forget

So I buy candy
More and more candy

Strawberry
Blueberry
And lots of other flavors too
Whatever it takes
To get me out of this blues

My shadow looks at me with discontent
Shakes its head,
Points its finger back at me
Like I should be feeling guilty
But I couldn't care less
Candy fills my emptiness
Like a baby, I'll even stain my dress

I buy candy
More and more candy

Now I'm in my own illusion
The effect scurries fast
But I like it, like the confusion
So bad, I want it to last

Don't judge me this way
I'll give you some candy
Just chill, relax and lay
Tomorrow's a new box of candy
A new day…

I reach for my imaginary doorknob
Flip it open
No candy there
So I weep and sob

Without my sweetener
The tea isn't tea
The coffee isn't coffee
Again you've taken away
The only thing that's left for me
Give me back my candy

Far away I'm sailing
Into a dream, where you're always failing
It could just be me
No it's not
It's what I see
When candy is inside my blood
Smiles fill my face like a flood

It burns; it's one of candy's flaws
But to feel that flame
I'd beg and crawl
You've taken the pleasure away
Left the candy wrapper for display


Give me back my candy
More and more Candy.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, January 23, 2008


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  • Leah Michele (8/6/2009 12:57:00 PM)

    i like how it seems like ur talkin bout candy and the flavours... but u can definitely tell its bout something way more addictive

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  • Christina Rohn (9/23/2008 11:48:00 PM)

    haha dood this shit is totaly about eighter drugs or alcohol! ! ! ! or both
    i love it! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    i added it to my favorites! ! !

  • Mrs King (6/3/2008 9:22:00 PM)

    I really love your poem. I dont know what your meaning is but to me it spoke to me vividly about my past meth addiction.

  • Arabian Heart (1/23/2008 11:08:00 AM)

    maybe you didn't intend for it to sound this way but it sounds like you arent talking about candy. but still its very expressive it makes one wonder and think.

  • Nomi Mas (1/23/2008 11:04:00 AM)

    sweet

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