" A poem is a naked person...some people say that I am a poet." ~ Bob Dylan

I tend to give the impression of a very dark and complicated human being a large percentage of the time, however, I do have a very great (very dark) sense of humor. Characteristically, I am an intense, passionate and fiercely loyal human being. Creativity and intuition are my strong points. Over-analysis and severe neurosis, my weaknesses. To be perfectly honest to mark me as merely " flawed, " would likely be an understatement.

I have 'struggled' with drug addiction for nearly ten years and have been battling my disorders, compulsions, demons and other deficiencies of the human condition, for most of my life. Poetry and writing (visual | other art forms) have been the only outlets I've had to try and fend off some of my demons. Or, at very LEAST, an outlet allowing me to get in touch with my inner-demons to better understand them.

I have been writing since I was a child and plan to continue to do so on a personal level until my mind no longer permits me to. I use a lot of my amateur poetry, and photography, to create my own unique style of WebFilms. My signature style is tagged 'PHOetry-in-motion' which is a concept I developed entirely on my own. I've combined my poetry, photography, and other forms of art, when designing these WebFilms, allowing each one to tell its own new, and unique story.

I typically like to clash classic rock songs with my photography and poetry. Some WebFilms are lyric-less, while others use lyrics as the central theme. The objective behind all of the WebFilms is to, essentially, drive the viewer into a poetic abstract state.

I am also working on an autobiographical memoir series, written and presented as literary fiction. This is, undoubtedly, the one project I am putting fierce commitment, emotion, and energy into. I dream and aspire to be the type of writer who makes the page breathe...and, truthfully, in terms of my work, I don't want money, I just want to be a stellar, sincere, honest and authentic poet. The first novel in The War Stories Chronicles (mentioned above) is finished and available at addictarium.com.

This installment is " Addictarium: Asylum of Anarchy (War Stories Chronicles, I) "

" To be someone filled with neurosis, anxiety, and paranoia is to inevitably be someone who is a little obsessed with pain and death. Control, death, time and the other elements aforementioned, all intersect in some way. So, ironically; it is for this reason that I have found my way to live; by embracing death, accepting death, being a little in love with it, welcoming it and no longer fearing it- I have indeed found my way to live." ~ Nicole D.


Nicole D'Settemi Poems

Lethal Love Letters (Dear Heroin)

Dear Heroin,
My name is Nicole, and I'm writing to you,
Because I've heard of some stories of what you can do
I heard you can stop me from feeling insane.... more »

As I Sit Here And Rot

I cannot stop these cravings,
I really want to shoot it
Oh yes, I know the truth
Oh yes, I fucking blew it!... more »

Poisoned Apple (Fruit From The Forbidden Tree)

He told me:

I was the best bag of heroin he ever tried
When he spoke to me,... more »

Nicole D'Settemi Quotes

I woke up to remember the good times and the bad. I know one can't really exist without the other, so I always remind myself that life isn't about hanging onto memories, it's about experience. It's about learning from experience and understanding how to use it. It's about being intelligent enough to turn memories into golden moments, no matter what they may be.
― Nicole D'Settēmi, War Stories Chronicles
Addiction is like swimming in an ocean for a very long time...drowning really, ready to give in. You're so tired, but you keep swimming, and then you start REALLY drowning. It's like trying to grasp for a breath, one tiny inhalation to keep going, and you get the one breath, but you are near death, suffocation, and each time you still manage to get one small breath in to keep going. Until finally either you break free, you swim away from that magnificent grip, that monster lurking that keeps pushing your head under, or you have drowned. You died. It's that simple.
― Nicole D'Settēmi, Addictarium: Recovery From Heroin, in the Asylum of Anarchy! (Collector's 1st Print Edition in Electronic Format - 100% Unexpurgated!)
When men perform egocentric activities, we tag it and brush it off like 'oh he's a guy, they have egos, '- as if to say women don't. Well, guess what? One should HOPE we have egos too. After All, without an ego, the only thing left is the ID. Primary ANIMAL instincts. You know what we call people with only an ID? Psychopaths.
― Nicole D'Settēmi

Comments about Nicole D'Settemi

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