There Was an Old Addict

There was an old addict who swallowed some shame.

It fueled the self-hatred which burned like a flame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who drank down some liquor.

It pickled his liver and made him much sicker.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who gobbled some pills.

His body responded with sweating and chills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who shot up some dope.

He numbed himself out ‘cuz he just couldn’t cope.

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who sucked a crack pipe.

To buy it he used all the money he’d swipe.

He sucked at the pipe to wake up from the dope

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who jerked off to porn.

He’d pull ’til it throbbed in the bright early morn.

He jerked off to calm down after sucking the pipe.

He sucked at the pipe to wake up from the dope

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who binged ’til he purged.

Through his system the sugar and greasy food surged.

He binged and he purged once he stopped jerking off.

He jerked off to calm down after sucking the pipe.

He sucked at the pipe to wake up from the dope

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who gambled his savings.

His rent went unpaid as he fostered the cravings.

He gambled his savings with guilt from the purge.

He binged and he purged once he stopped jerking off.

He jerked off to calm down after sucking the pipe.

He sucked at the pipe to wake up from the dope

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict smoked four packs a day.

He’d cough up black phlegm with each word that he’d say.

He’d smoke like a fiend while he gambled his savings.

He gambled his savings with guilt from the purge.

He binged and he purged once he stopped jerking off.

He jerked off to calm down after sucking the pipe.

He sucked at the pipe to wake up from the dope

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who purchased a gun.

He loaded it knowing his suffering was done.

He loaded the gun as he smoked like a fiend.

He’d smoke like a fiend while he gambled his savings.

He gambled his savings with guilt from the purge.

He binged and he purged once he stopped jerking off.

He jerked off to calm down after sucking the pipe.

He sucked at the pipe to wake up from the dope

He shot up the dope cuz he ran out of pills.

He gobbled the pills to balance the liquor.

He drank down the liquor to hide the shame.

I don’t know why he swallowed the shame-

Perhaps he’s in pain.

There was an old addict who blew off his head.

And now he is dead.

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  1. #1 by DK on March 21, 2011 - 2:54 am

    I’m disturbed by this post. I’m a little scared. Are you OK? Should I be worried?

    • #2 by theapprovalholic on March 21, 2011 - 3:27 am

      Grateful that the writing effects you. Grateful for the concern. All is well. Just felt charged by the concept.

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