I Am Your Addiction

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I hate meetings.  I hate your higher powers.  I hate anyone who has a "program."  To all who come into contact with me, I wish you suffering and I wish you death. 

Allow me to introduce myself.  I am the disease of addiction.  I am cunning, baffling, and powerful.  I h ave killed millions and I am pleased. 

I love to catch you with the element of surprise.  I love pretending I am your friend and lover..  I have given you comfort, have I not?  Wasn't I there when you were lonely?  When you wanted to die, wasn't I there when you called me?

I love to make you hurt.  I love to make you cry.  Better yet, I love to make you so numb you can neither hurt nor cry.  Isn't it true glory when you can't hurt at all?

I will give you instant gratification, and all that I ask from  you is long-term suffering.  I have always been there for you.  When things were going right in your life, you invited me.  You said you didn't deserve these things, and I was the only one who agreed with you.  Together we were able to destroy all the good things in your life. 

People don't take me seriously.  Take the strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes seriously.  Fools,, little they know that without my help, some of these things would not take place. 

I am such a hated disease, yet I do not come uninvited.  You choose to have me.  So  many people have chosen me over reality and peace of mind. 

More than you hate me, I hate all of you who have a 12-step program.  Your programs, your higher powers and your monthly meetings weaken me, and I can't function in the manner I am used to. 

Now I must lie here quietly.  You don't see me, but I am growing LARGER than ever.  When you only exist, I may live.  When  you live, I may only exist.  But I am here... waiting and growing, ready to strike the moment you pick up... and until we meet again, I wish you suffering and death whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.  It's all death no matter what you cal me.  I am your worst enemy!  I am your addiction. 
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  1. And you got this where? It's scary something that comforts can kill like addiction. Sometimes I think the sisters I know here are lucky because they only stay somewhere a short amount of time and only keep what is truly valuable. My weakness is collecting stuff. I have had to break several addictions but the one that was hardest was / is fear. (if you will allow me to link this poem to my blog when I do)?

    1. I got this from a lady at one of my bible study groups. I don't know where she got it. I just knew I had to share it with more people. I don't know who wrote it, but go ahead and link to it. I don't mind at all.

  2. My ex's mother was an alcoholic. A bunch of years ago, when he and I were still together, one New Year's Eve he wanted to leave the house to buy alcohol. I said I wasn't interested in any. He kept on for a while and finally said, "What if I NEED it?" I replied, "All the more reason not to get it!" He looked surprised, and then sat down and didn't go to get any! Phew!

    1. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad that incident worked out for you. God is good. Many blessings to you. HUG

  3. Mmm hmm... amazing just how many things we can become addicted to, and how they can interefere with our real purpose in Life. And not just drugs or alcohol, but gambling... food... even (dare I say it) the internet. [That'd be me, here in the back of the hall, with the red face.]

    REALLY good blog, Carley!

    1. Thank you. You're so right. People would be amazed at how much there is to be addicted to. There's no way to make a complete list. Blessings. HUG

  4. Great Blog full of many points to ponder! THANKS!

    1. Thank you. I hope you are blessed by it. Many blessings to you. HUG