photo by Alejandro Alvarino

About a month ago Entangle Designs challenged me to write a romantic poem. I don’t do romantic stuff, I said. And then delivered my poem on time.

Well, seems I’ve caught the bug, cos here’s another…

To wait on you, I will not do
What? To make myself a slave to you?
That I’ve chide my sisters not to do.
Be free, be you, do as you need

Then why do I wait
Like a trusting maiden by the gate
Making up reasons when you’re late?

Why do I wait
Like a sixties’ cat sat on the coals
When you don’t call?

Why do I wait
Eyes fixed on the phone
For a text or a tweet
To say something sweet?

To wait on you I will not do
Yet without you
Distracting activities are not fun
My mind races and I’d rather run
Others fill your day when I want to play
Addiction, never thought I would succumb.





About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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28 Responses to Addiction

  1. Dale says:

    Ooohhh Crispina…
    Good thing you don’t do romantic stuff. Imagine if you did?
    All I can say is I know of what you write.

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  2. Well done Crispina. Hidden talents coming to the surface.

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  3. Sadje says:

    This is good Crispina. 👌👌👌

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tien Skye says:

    Well, the bug is growing in your mind. Love the slow build up to addiction 🙂

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  5. Oh Crisp, you’ve hit it out of the ballpark once again. 💕

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  6. Judy says:

    I think this has become a new favourite of yours!! So utterly true. Robert Palmer sings of being Addicted to Love or at least new love. And not to forget Chris Isaac’s Wicked Game. We are all well and truly doomed when cupid lets his arrow fly!! And those of us who think we aren’t susceptible, well think twice. LOL!!!

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    • I almost posted a link to Wicked Game, but reconsidered.
      Glad you approve the new me. No more rewrites of fairy tales 🙂

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      • Judy says:

        Wicked Game is one of my very favourites…just such a haunting and seductive tone. Yeah, I do like all your word play, whether the flash fiction or the poetry you seem to toss out there with such ease. I can tell you are having fun!!! 🙂

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      • Yea, confidence is booming. Having fun on Twitter. The humous quip has long been my specialty. And as long as you’re chosy, you meet some really nice people. I’ve just been invited to Exmoor. Don’t think he intended to do away with me and sink my body into a bog! I passed on that invitation. After all, it was only to go adder hunting. You know my opinion of snakes 🙂

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  7. Very sad and longing – well done.

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  8. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    See, you are so good at it. I love this poem, again very relatable and has a tragic beauty. Love it!

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