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[ Stephen King inspired ] Be My Guest

  
Addiction
 
is an escape into a fictional world
and a rather easy getaway at that
 
though the hard irony is
that such make-believe realities
are the most difficult situations
to extract oneself from
 
A bystander with a crowbar
pulling you from an auto wreck
out in the middle of Nowhere
seems a more likely outcome
 
when too engrossed to mark chapter's end
lay the book aside for now on the coffee table
resume daily life with all of its heartbreaks
 
but just as your fogged brain is clearing
the leading lover of that novelty romance
uses her powers of persuasion to
sweep you off those aching feet
lay your weary body on the downy bed
fill your stubborn mule pig head
again with sweet nothings lulling
as each spoon fed capsule
soothes the burning fragments
dulling
 
until the embered pain
is extinguished in a snowbank
along the main road to success
less travelled these days
 
You can't outrun the miseries of life
with fast cars and expensive champagnes  
 
The hardest lesson learned is that
drying out requires a more head on approach
 
preferably with a sledgehammer  
 
However, a typewriter will suffice
provided you have
 
stomach enough to kill off
once upon a time cherished characters
standing between the wheelchair
and getting back on those feet
 
but more importantly
 
resolve enough to strike the match
torch the manuscript of your old life
before shoving its flaming pages
down the throat of your
number one fan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
inspired by Stephen King's Misery
 
JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 11th Dec 2019
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