Addiction

By Darren Anderson

A cloud is looming overhead,
Weighted I feel as I rise from bed.
A need for something, whatever the fix.
Its voice is talking, playing tricks.
Must do something, I feel the need.
A monster is there that I must feed.

In many forms it takes a hold.
Without the food, I feel the cold.
It’s like a force that pulls me in.
The want for something, whatever the sin.
It’s like a bully that won’t leave me alone.
Trapped I feel when I’m all alone.

Its diet is varied, from one to the other.
The need is great, like a demanding lover.
Whether it’s drugs, shopping, smoke, or sex,
It’s hard to escape its powerful hex.
It must have a weakness. I must find a way
To rid me of evil, this beast I must slay.

Drugs are the worst, the strongest of all.
So many ways to trigger a fall.
The deeper you go, the harder it gets,
Trying to escape its horrible sweats.
Its soldiers hunger, yearn and crave.
Into adversity you must be brave

Whatever its form, this demon inside,
An army is there for you to confide.
It CAN be broken, but the road is long.
Possible to beat, the need to be strong.
Don’t face it alone; confront it full on.
After a time, the evil is gone.

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Famous Poems: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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"Do not go gentle into that good night,

 Old age should burn and rave at close of day; 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"We real cool. We left school. We lurk late."

- What is the next line of this poem by Gwendolyn Brooks?

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"Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

 What immortal hand or eye, 

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach."

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

5 / 20

"Poetry" is a famous poem by Pablo Neruda. What is the next line of this poem after "And it was at that age... Poetry arrived"?

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"The Second Coming" is a famous poem by William Butler Yeats. What is the next line of this poem after "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold"?

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"The End and the Beginning" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "After every war / someone has to clean up"?

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"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary," - What is the next line of this poem by Edgar Allan Poe?

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"For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, 

They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude." 

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"Because I could not stop for Death - He kindly stopped for me -"

- What is the next line of this poem?

11 / 20

"Oh, my luve is like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June: Oh, my luve is like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune."

- What is the title of this poem?

12 / 20

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 

Thou art more lovely and more temperate: 

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, 

And summer's lease hath all too short a date."

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

13 / 20

"Still I Rise" is a famous poem by Maya Angelou. What is the next line of this poem after "You may shoot me with your words"?

14 / 20

This coyness, lady, were no crime. 

We would sit down, 

and think which way To walk, 

and pass our long love's day."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

15 / 20

"Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night;"

- What is the next line of this poem by William Blake?

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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;" - What is the next line of this poem by T.S. Eliot?

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"Ode to a Nightingale" is a famous poem by John Keats. What is the next line of this poem after "My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains"?

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"A Contribution to Statistics" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "Out of a hundred people"?

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"Because I could not stop for Death, 

He kindly stopped for me; 

The carriage held but just ourselves, 

And Immortality."

 

What is the title of this poem?

20 / 20

"I wandered lonely as a cloud, 

That floats on high o'er vales and hills, 

When all at once I saw a crowd, 

A host, of golden daffodils."

 

 - What is the title of this poem?

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Forms Of Poetry: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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What is the name of the poetic form in which the poem's shape on the page reflects its subject matter?

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Which of the following poetic forms originated in ancient Greece and typically consists of a long narrative poem about heroic deeds?

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What is the name for a poetic form consisting of 14 lines with a specific rhyme scheme and meter?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a series of eight-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B-B-C-B-C?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with a syllable count of 5-7-5 and a seasonal reference?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that describes or meditates on the natural world, often using vivid imagery and sensory language?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a five-line stanza with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, and typically contains a humorous or witty twist at the end?

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Which of the following poetic forms originated in Italy?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that tells a story through a series of quatrains, with a rhyme scheme of ABAB?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which each line contains the same number of syllables?

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What is the name of the poetic form that originated in ancient Arabic poetry, consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, typically used to express love or melancholy?

12 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms consists of a three-line stanza, with a syllable count of 5-7-5, but also includes a two-line stanza at the end, with a syllable count of 7-7?

13 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by six sestets and a final tercet, with a complex pattern of repeating end words?

14 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B?

15 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a six-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of A-A-B-B-C-C and a syllable count of 8-8-5-5-8-8?

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Which of the following poetic forms consists of a series of six-line stanzas, with a specific rhyme scheme and the repetition of certain end words throughout the poem?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of two lines, with the first line asking a question and the second line providing an answer?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a series of unrhymed tercets followed by a quatrain, with the same end words used throughout the poem in a specific pattern?

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