It's my addiction, Please leave me alone. My soul's affliction, Please be gone. I know his beginning, I know his end. He is my enemy, He is my friend. How can I be so weak, Part of my character. I'm in a play; yes-- I'm the actor. The brave soul, In a life and death struggle-- I win sometimes for years, Then burst the bubble. I've thrown him out, Then a knock at the door. I know that it's death, Somehow I want more. He enters my life... Then comes disaster. He starts slowly... Then he moves faster. The real life-- The good life-- It's what I strive for, But while I am there it's only humanity's gore. So I struggle and struggle. No peace to my heart there, Again he knocks, a lie. "You know that I care". The bills, the kids, love grown old. The War, lack of peace, I am lost...Oh my soul! The pressure grows daily, the tide flows in. He knocks at my door, then he is in. We say hello, we embrace-- old friends. We share good times; we share a sad end. The night is so beautiful--but soon comes the dawn. A wonderful kiss; then death's arms. The light trickles in-- reality there. I kick him out -- an oath I swear. I will fight a good fight; I know I can't win. I tell myself, I will not give in. The bills, the hopes, and dreams not realized. My life, my blood, time passes by. A curtain lifted-- Another act to play. Fight the same battles, Live one more day. It's my addiction, Please leave me alone. My soul's affliction; Please be gone. I know his beginning, I know his end. He is my enemy, He is my friend.
By James Howington
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