The allure of everything bad… written on March 29, 2012

The allure of everything bad

The allure of vices that nullify circumstances which make living seem sad

The ‘Hollywood’ cigarette, the hard liquor… cocaine, crystal meth

All very romanticized but in reality, isn’t that really just a self-induced slow death?

We don’t talk about it, until we watch from the sidelines

If only for a second

When partaking one repeats quotes like ‘it is what it is’

‘I am not a quitter’

You’ve built up a tolerance for one, so you beckon

The bartender to pour you a second

Social trend like a hot topic on twitter

So now you want more

You ignorantly jab the needle inside you like you don’t know what your signing up for

In a sense you don’t, for you choose not to

Addiction entraps… but who?

Not you

And the moment you decide to go cold turkey

It appears more enticing in another movie, or in the hands of a fellow druggie

Impossible to reject

Relapse… rubber band effect

Yet even he that doesn’t use gets a little curious

One day the stress becomes too much to handle, he’s peeved

He’s furious

He’s heard of pills sold over the counter, and also of those available from dusty cobwebbed shelves

By dealers with hollowed out eyes, ghosts of their former selves

In an alternate reality

Where ‘it’s all good’

It’s all about finding solace in one happy, high family… ‘It’s all hood’

A distorted image of zoned out smiling faces

Floating around in temporary elation

These vices have comforted and haunted many, way before our so called ‘X-rated generation’

The druggie, the alcoholic or the sex addict you see… could be your’s or someone else’s dad

Or it could very well be you or me

Seduced by the allure of everything bad

I write this expecting it to be misunderstood by many…

For a judgement between bad and good

I myself could be affiliated to one of these vices… or many

Someone reading this may have already renamed it ‘The allure of everything good’.

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