Natgiri Trail

Robert Zukowski 1957 (Phila)



A forbidden road
Barely noticed, calls me neigh
To Natgiri Trail.

Gnarled trees stand guard
Near its visceral dark steps
With boisterous wails.

Fog obscures its view
Thus, masking each step of doom
For the ignorant.

Deeper and deeper
Til capitulation is
Unavoidable.

Amongst its shadows
Glowing eyes stare echoing
Their cries of mocked pain.

Pleasure its nectar,
Addiction its life's essence
Ending in bondage.

Those who grasp its ruse
Find danger and mayham there
Never to return.

Death is its reward,
Apathy, want, selfishness
Are its companions.

Its path calls to all:
Many blindly tread upon
Its bedeviled path.

Its sweet voice doth call,
One I heeded long ago.
BEWARE! It is cursed.

Those who follow it
End up spewing treachery
And lies of its joys.

These are the wicked;
This path calls only to them;
Its waged are DEATH!

About this poem

Addiction blindly leads you down a path of destruction. Slowly overcoming all common sense. Its end is total destruction of your family, your life, your soul as it grabs ahold of you.

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Written on August 18, 2019

Submitted by babushka.marie on August 08, 2023

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Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Robert Zukowski

Born philadelphia. Age 66. Wrote book ( Inside looking out ) never published any poems. Self taught through other poems. Retail manager. Retired. Handicapped. more…

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