Craving My Lover

Jane Clemons

My body craves my love

In splashes, torrents, and waves

He fit like a glove


Pain. Ecstasy. Drunken smiles

That taste of demon

Lasted for hours and miles


I felt secure with him

When times were rough

But he laughed at me...

I never had enough


A toxic relationship was my love

Nothing satisfied from above

There was no reprieve

as I thirstily and hungrily

Devoured him

Yet told him to leave


That last taste of wine

That illicit affair

Nothing could compare

To my Lover

  • Author: Jane Clemons (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 20th, 2022 01:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem is referring to a time in my life when I had an alcohol addiction. It is a story about my drink of choice, the shame that I felt, and loathing what I desired
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • User favorite of this poem: Bragee.


  • orchidee

    Good write Jane.

  • Paul Bell

    Addiction sure is a one-sided affair.
    Glad you're still here to tell the story.

    • Jane Clemons

      Thank you. There are days when I cannot believe I am still here. I wrote the poem yesterday, but have been sober for 17 years now. I think I like it !

      • Paul Bell

        Fantastic, well done.

      • Bragee

        Glad you were able to break that addiction and be able to share this.

        • Jane Clemons

          Thank you for your kind words !

        • Fay Slimm.

          Worded with undiluted expression of addiction experience this read really touches the heart Jane - - - an incentive indeed for those determined to reach the same freedom. Thank you for sharing it.

          • Jane Clemons

            Thank you ! I am rather new at writing poetry, and find it to be a comfortable way for me to express my thoughts and feelings. I have been sober now for 17 years, and live my life without the temptation of wanting that next drink. You used the word "freedom" in your hit the nail on the head !

            • Jane Clemons

              Dear have a very interesting profile, and I am anxious now to read your posts !

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