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The phoniex

September 12, 2018
By Soup1039 PLATINUM, Christiana, Pennsylvania
Soup1039 PLATINUM, Christiana, Pennsylvania
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The people scream

Stop smoking

Stop drugs

Just stop

And I gaze at them

with glazed eyes

As the burning phoenix

Lit outside my chapped lips

Burns to nothing

And comes back to life

Inside my lungs

And I know

I should quit

Ads of terror

Streaming into my dreams

As I burn from the inside out

Flames licking at my throat

Until nothing’s left but ashes

And the phoenix is reborn

It’s not as easy as it seems

To quit

As I wait

One hour



And the chains pull

As the phoenix struggles

Begging for the flames that bind me

Burning me with a different mark

Pulling me down

Gasping for a breath

And I give in

And the phoenix lives on

The author's comments:

Just had this thought because whenever I look at articles about addiction, it’s portrayed as it being easy to quit, and that the addicte just doesn’t want to. With both parents addicted to smoking, I can say from experience it’s the opposite.

side note: this is the post that gets me to platinum!

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