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~ THE ADDICTED POET ~

~ THE ADDICTED POET ~

No liar, no chain smoker, no drinker or thief
Would ever compare the steely temperament
'twixt heretic or wordsmith when begging relief
It is more than difficult to break old habits seen
For all light and love is everlasting in beauty be...

'Tis an honor to sculpt the picturesque
A blissful joy in conveying love's company
An education in delving deep into one's darkness
Where truth unfurled reflects all humanity
There is an otherworldly momentum in wielding words
Once started, knows no end, to the author's creativity
For without his love of self expression
Without this sacred fountain from whence intention
Flows and grows into pages and pages of pure poetry
The addicted poet would spiral into the architectural abyss
Never knowing across which page, or alleyway wall
His words, his thoughts, his blood, would be splattered
If, at all...

Tony Taylor
* for Rudy

 

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Angel

Nicely written angel 

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Tony Taylor

YAY!!...... Thank You So Much ANGEL!!........ you're so groovy!!..... say how to LINDA!! (Smiles)......T xo ❤

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

So sad, Tony.  I know the story behind Rudy, so the words you wrote resonated with what I know happened.  I am sorry for that horrific day and incident....to have lost someone with such potential and beauty lost to addiction and a moment of not knowing what he was doing....leaving his words left unspoken to be known.  Who knows, his words maybe could have prevented that final dark moment, if he had gotten the chance to write them out and to have had someone recognize what demise was about to occur.  So tragic.  Beautifully written of those darker moments in the addicted poet.  Love n Hugs, xo ;)  
 

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Tony Taylor

Thanx C!!......Iove it when you say exactly what's in my head!!..... you know? ~ we coudmake a great team!!..... Oh wait, we're a ready married!!....I guess that ruins that idea!!..... Big Smiles!!......PLEASE don't chase me around with a pillow when you read this!!.....I Love You and I deserve the benefit of the doubt!!...... Anyway, thanx for the comment sweetheart.... you're Awesome!!...... tons-O-Kisses!!......T xo 🐧✴❤❤❤❤❤✴🐧

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Terrence Mann

Tony, I am humbled by your creativity, but more importantly sadden by what I know to be the ‘back story’ behind it all. Poetry has a way to lift our spirit yet pierce our soul. I lost my best friend this past January as the result of his alcohol addiction. I have feared to write about him as I don’t know if I can get through the pain, but I realize now that I somehow must, as that is what he would have wanted... I know that now based on your poetic way of “telling the story.” Thank you for this, as I will write when my inspiration hits...

take care, 

Terrence

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Tony Taylor

Thanks TERRENCE!!...... Yeah, I guess it is a pretty common tale...... the faces and the times change..... but it is VERY personal pain that we who survive our friend's or relative's death experience.... and of course we all grieve differently.  For me it wasn't the drugs or alcohol it was just that he was so damn creative and left before he really had. A chance!!........I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment brother!!........ stay groovy!!........ talk again.......T xo 🐧✴❤

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John Astley

Powerful,  makes you realise the importance of platforms like this, to leave a legacy of the soul. 

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Tony Taylor

Hey I agree JOHN!!.... it is a VERY giving platform we've been afforded here..... not like ANY of the others..... it's a non-competitive, friendly, environment to simply hone your skills!!..... I'll ALWAYS be here even if I have a million seller...... I'll still be here workin' out!!..... Know what I mean!!??....... smiles......thanx for this dear poet brother!!...... Later.....T xo 🐧✴❤

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Tony Taylor

Thank you for the vote and the stars Sir LORRIS!!.....🐧✴❤

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Vaughan O leary

Beautiful poem. Hits the heart . You have a lovely way of writing. I’m humbled. 

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James Harvey

I'm  fairly new to this side of myself, itching to be heard. But you my friend write like you have been writing for many many years. This is an Excellent piece, in my opinion. Love it. 

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