Kelly Seale

(12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Clearly...an Addiction'


Secrets
Lies
Obsession
Addiction

My alcoholic metaphor, my internet cocaine,
Almost destroyed my marriage, my life.
Occupying my every thought, shutting out those I loved most-
My family; my boys, my Wife.

Day in... Day out-

Late into the evening, quite often… past midnight.
Up in the early hours of predawn… only the dog barks,
Coveting my solitude, to be alone with my ego, my muse hiding-
Dancing in the dark.

Holocaustal… Atrosity-

My mind transfixed onto multi-screens,
Three Thousand strong you are,
Your lives portrayed out for all to see-
Especially me.

Seduction of the innocent… an Incubus-

I woo you with my words,
My forked tongue, dancing from my lips-
And you can't help yourself, but to fall in love,
For I am a master at what I do

Heartbreaker… Life taker-

Your tears hit your pillow nightly,
Bitterness and confusion consume your day,
My words are forever burned into your heart,
You're left with nothing, as I refuse to come and play.

Puppet Master… Poet-

I simply vanished from your life's heartbeat,
All hope is forever gone, trampled under feet,
Do you ever think to think…
I was never real… Never?

With a wink.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Poetic irony? Double innuendos? Metaphorically speaking? You decide.

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  • Joanne Formica (4/6/2013 5:31:00 PM)

    An addiction can consume our life and the lives of those we love Addictions also come in many shapes and sizes. Truly a well done, thought provoking write. Thanks for sharing. Jomama (Report) Reply

  • Gabhriel Londe (10/27/2012 7:32:00 PM)

    We all have our guilty pleasures. What matters is how we function in spite of our addictions. That is how the strength of their grip is revealed.
    I apreciate the honesty and metaphorical play here. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (9/22/2012 8:34:00 PM)

    poetry is my addiction...I feel it is a good addiction..but I really do not know..what do you think? ? ? . :) (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (8/3/2012 6:20:00 PM)

    Thank you dear Lisa! That's the best compliment I can get! Hope you read more of me! ! ! ; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Lisa Struthers (8/2/2012 10:31:00 PM)

    It's easy to get lost in something that makes you feel, even if you never intend to neglect those you love the most. We all have a need for something all our own! Your words continue to pull at my heartstrings & make me think! That's the best kind of poem to me! ! ! (Report) Reply

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