May 20th, 2018

BRA - Dangerous

Poem - Becomes The Ill

The poem “Becomes The Ill” is about the danger of self-medication. The apparent “cure” moves to dependency, trading one problem for another at best, or compounding problems at worse.

Becomes The Ill

The remedy becomes the ill
in due time the fall occurs
the trap is laid at the start
waiting for its time to come

monsters lay beyond the balm
remedies that go awry
when the cure becomes the curse
bending bodies to be worse

when the drug is self-applied
calamity lurks to feed
on the souls that desire
something else then hell’s hot fires

intruding on the here and now
cultured by the need to soothe
pains inflicted on the coil
lead to those of the abyss

need consumes reticence
caution lost to feed the beast
the peace once sought is denied
when the remedy is the ill.

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