Withdrawal's Lament

Azura Nightsong

Pull the poison from my veins 

Seven Months was not enough

Light shut out and hush had fallen

Alone with demons inside my head

They sink their teeth into my flesh 

And then light fires within my blood

Laugh as I writhe in sweet agony

Tears carving runes upon my face

My mind calls out to the God above

Invoking the angels, the spirits, the gods

The forces of nature, the light and the wisdom 

Crying, "Why have you made me this way?

Placed my dreams within my reach

To pull them from beneath my feet

My savior, a demon in disguise

Leading me down his dark trail

I cannot fail, yet chained to earth

Caught in between with my wings bound

Fated to fade into oblivion's dream

So let this cry tear from my throat:

What have I done to be this way?

Why do you sear this brand of pain

Across my already broken flesh?"

And with misery's last breath exhaled

Fatigue and pain untie my tether

To let me drift into temporary release

From the knowledge of a heart that will never heal.


  • Author: Azura Nightsong (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 14th, 2017 07:25
  • Comment from author about the poem: As opposed to finding a picture that fit the poem, I decided to just show you my original scrawl. Hope you enjoy the poem, it's not *quite* about drugs.
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Louis Gibbs

    There's a theory that all wounds are self-inflicted, as part of learning what we came to learn. Addiction and it's aftermath would certainly fall into this category. Strong poem depicting the struggle, Azura!

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