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Addiction

27 May

 

Addiction

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The uncaring night will take me

And oppress me with its heat.

Leave me wide-eyed

and sleepless

In a tangle of tortured sheets.

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Since you became my addiction

I have wanted no one else.

Only to see you dance before me

I have longed for nothing else.

.

The over-bright dawn will find me

And burden me with its hope.

Leave me confused and restless

Tied up tightly in my own rope.

.

Since you became my addiction

I have wanted no one else.

Only to see you dance before me

I have longed for nothing else.

.

The relentless day will trap me

And unsight me with its glare.

Leave me wandering and helpless

Your distance has stripped me bare.

.

Since you became my addiction

I have wanted no one else.

Only to see you dance before me

I have longed for nothing else.

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© 2009 the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Past readers of this blog will recognise one of my favourite poems. I wrote it eleven years ago in strange circumstances.
Posted again because sometimes one becomes addicted …

 Art by Rainer Auger

 
15 Comments

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in D/s, Erotica, Poetry, Still Life

 

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15 responses to “Addiction

  1. Romina

    May 28, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Certainly one of my favourites x

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  2. Daughter of Light

    May 28, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Thank you! 🙏🏾😊🌹 Since I’m a new reader, would you retell the strange circumstances behind your writing this piece?

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  3. In mind and out

    May 28, 2020 at 9:47 am

    This resonates. Sometimes our desire for someone can become like an addiction. I once had a friend tell me so, and desert me also because she saw my ‘addiction’ to a particular person as destructive and I refused to let it go… I still hurt about that, perhaps because she was right, and I lost a friendship within it. Sorry, that’s probably too much information, but this idea of love as an addiction is a wound for me.

    Your poem, as always is beautiful. You use rhyme and repetition in a way that carries rhythm and emphasis. Like a rumination. Like an addiction.

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    • Romantic Dominant

      May 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm

      I am glad it resonated – though perhaps not in such a good way. And there can never be too much information. And thank you. Your praise is appreciated.

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      • In mind and out

        May 29, 2020 at 8:18 am

        Do you think love can be like an addiction, where the euphoria of it is sought despite… destructive elements? You don’t have to answer that, but i am curious what you think.

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        • Romantic Dominant

          May 29, 2020 at 10:16 am

          I don’t know. We are all so different and love means so many different things, and has so many different shades. And there is adoration, lust and infatuation to consider too. I do know that we hunger for intimacy, for passion, for respect, for validation, for closeness. And that when we find the pure essence in any of those guises we want to keep the feeling, the emotion, the wonder, at all costs. Even if it costs us ourselves.

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          • In mind and out

            May 29, 2020 at 11:30 am

            I completely agree – “we hunger for intimacy, for passion, for respect, for validation, for closeness.” And listed like that… it makes me realise partly why I like your poetry so much, because the kind of love/adoration/lust/infatuation you describe incorporates all of those layers.

            And yes, sometimes we are willing to pay any cost. And sometimes it’s worth it.

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