Addict Chick

Addict Chick

A Poem by Pete
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“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” ― Henry David Thoreau

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I talked with you when everyone said, "Never mind her."
I listened to you when you told me how life had raped your soul.
I cried with you when we connected through the pain and hurt.
I stayed up all night holding you in my arms to keep the demons at bay.
I walked through the snow to sit with you at the hospital.
I held your hand when the nurse couldn't find a vein.
I caressed your cheek and ran my fingers through your hair despite how the stuff had aged you.
I kissed you even though your breath smelled of tobacco and the
junk had rotted your teeth.

I saw your inner beauty through gorgeous, cinematic eyes which served as looking glasses to your heart.
I saw an innocent, little girl holding a teddy bear, not withstanding your tough exterior.
We listened to music and sang together as we discovered that we knew the same words to the same songs.
We walked together in the street that day when we both laughed so hard that we doubled over and our stomachs hurt.
We laid naked in bed together where nothing hides.
We made love for the sake of love because all that we had to give each other was ourselves.
I sat with you week after week in the pew while they stared, pointed and whispered.

I carried your trash bag when they said you weren't welcome there anymore.
We never judged each other, despite our heavy baggage and different paths.
I pulled your hood up over your head because nothing is ever going to hurt you again, not even the wind at the train station.
Time flies when we're together because I never want it to end.

Most times, we don't have to talk; we look at each other and just know.
The poison that was in your hand has been replaced by my hand, our fingers intertwined.
You showed me how to care again and have the courage to face the new day.
Thank you addict chick.
I love you ...

© 2018 Pete



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This is brilliant & beautiful. Someone could've said a lot of these things about me, altho I've never been a hardcore addict with regards to drugs. But there are many ways to act out compulsively so as to blot out one's life and all these addicts have similar characteristics. You paint the scenes of this story with such a stunning tapestry of acceptance next to stark, sometimes almost painfully stark observations. There isn't one word that doesn't sound authentic for this type of relationship. I get so tired of reading typical love poems, it's a breath of fresh air to have love portrayed in all it's compelling layers. This is so well balanced, nothing jars anywhere! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

7 Months Ago

thank you ever so much. you get it all!! the test of true love lying in the dark valleys. when we.. read more
barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Your reply to my review is pretty special, too! *smile*



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Pete
This is a beautiful uncommon love poem. Well done

I wonder though if addict chick in the next to last line is how he would refer to her ? He had a deep and personal love and addict chick seems impersonal

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

3 Months Ago

thank you flaco. i understand what you are saying about the next to last line. i will consider it .. read more
Now that it unconditional love for you. Seeing the true personality under all the baggage they carry. That takes incredible strength and perseverance. It would take a very special person to be able to do that. Most would try their best, which would never be good enough in a tragic situation like this. I would imagine it would sap every amount of energy out of you. This is a superb piece of writing and I am so pleased to have been able to read it. Thank you Pete. The photograph you posted is stunning. They are always someone's daughter, someone's son and we should never lose sight of that.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

After 20 years of thinking I had lost my daughter, she has come out of the tunnel into the light. I .. read more
Pete

5 Months Ago

see, wasn't it well worth the waiting, heartache & pain? isn't that what the almighty does with eac.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Great quote from Thoreau. How right, justice doesn't come into it.
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i'm sure to be able to see through the obvious and recognize the beauty within can be a big reward. rather than go in a more hostile direction you wrote the opposite of what i expected. i like the different perspective and i'm glad i saw this

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

5 Months Ago

i've come 180 degrees around on such matters. it's much to easy & unchallenging to find fault and w.. read more
I am overwhelmed with emotion from reading this and at a loss for words. It touches something painful and raw within. It is complex yet simple. It is love. Unconditional. Bittersweet to love so deeply, so completely.

"I saw an innocent, little girl holding a teddy bear, not withstanding your tough exterior."

This touched the core of my being. Amazing write.


Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

6 Months Ago

thanks effie. this could only touch the core of a beautiful being to begin with ... :)
Effie

6 Months Ago

You're welcome...and thank you. :)
Fantastic, one of the best pieces I've read in some time.
-Richard

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

7 Months Ago

thank you.
Richard McLin

7 Months Ago

Of course, always a pleasure to read your work man.
That sure is true love... to stand the test of time.... to be with them in their difficult time takes lot of effort ...it's easy to be a part of ones life when everything is shiny smiley...it's when darkness strikes if you can hold on to her hand then that's what matters.. :) very nicely done...

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

7 Months Ago

thanks galadriel. i can see you get it!
This is brilliant & beautiful. Someone could've said a lot of these things about me, altho I've never been a hardcore addict with regards to drugs. But there are many ways to act out compulsively so as to blot out one's life and all these addicts have similar characteristics. You paint the scenes of this story with such a stunning tapestry of acceptance next to stark, sometimes almost painfully stark observations. There isn't one word that doesn't sound authentic for this type of relationship. I get so tired of reading typical love poems, it's a breath of fresh air to have love portrayed in all it's compelling layers. This is so well balanced, nothing jars anywhere! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

7 Months Ago

thank you ever so much. you get it all!! the test of true love lying in the dark valleys. when we.. read more
barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Your reply to my review is pretty special, too! *smile*
I really love this! I can relate to this in so many ways. I love that this piece of writing shows such unconditional acceptance and love. And, the baring of a lovers soul.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

10 Months Ago

thank you. i appreciate that. stay strong & be well!
I absolutely love this write and all that it holds for accepting someone unconditionally and seeing and believing in their light. And becoming each others point of light. Personally though I've become so aware that we can only hold them up to heal but the job of healing and loving themselves enough to be empowered to heal is up to them .... grrr life has made me hard lol.. Thank you for allowing us to read about your love...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

thank you Tracey. everyone has a light. indeed life can block that light and make us hard. you ar.. read more
I can barely reply. This is so raw and it hits so close to home. Beautiful. God Bless

Sheer Terror

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Year Ago

thank you Sheer. long live truth. amen.

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