Rate this poem:0.0 / 0 votes

As Addictions End

You throw stones and wave sticks,
thinking that will end this;
You attack with words,
hoping they’ll push me backwards.

But cords and choruses still fill your ear,
I wonder if they’ll always be there?

You shake your fists and kick,
Fighting as if you're cornered by brick;
You sneer at me and glass starts to shatter
I wonder what is the matter?

Screaming for mercy, begging for chances,
What happened to make you so stance-less?

You stop and stand so still,
Gazing at something and it boosts your will;
I see it too, and I’ll follow you,
I know there's still work to do.

Now you no longer notice me.
I worry what will become of me?

I take guesses at your choices
trying to cycle through all the voices
I cannot see a thing through this darkness that binds,
It pulls me into an abyss that has no mind
I feel I’ve lost all sense of you and I
We cannot see through the same eyes;
But You’ve forgotten that I cannot die.
You have no will, you won’t survive.

What's this fire in your soul?
It’s burning me, I’m no longer whole.
Why do you drop me?
Why would you stop me?

Oh, I’ve forgotten that smile,
the one I took and defiled.
That wretched backbone
I could never quite hold prone.

I’ve fallen to your bait,
broken is my fate.

About this poem

My take on dealing with and braking addiction. With the presptive following the addiction's thoughts, rather than the persons.

Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Written on November 21, 2022

Submitted by animalisticpride on November 21, 2022

1:23 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,263
Words 274
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 2, 8, 4, 4, 2

Discuss this Ayla Kiiskinen poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "As Addictions End" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 24 Mar. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/145536/as-addictions-end>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    Ayla Kiiskinen


    March 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Repeated use of words for effect and emphasis is called ________.
    • A. repetition
    • B. rhythm
    • C. rhyme
    • D. assonance