The Girl Addict

Poem By Mal Foster

I stopped to tell you
but you would not listen.
I began with a sense of mercy, sympathy.
As this deepened
it became apparent I could not help you.

I remember you when you were beautiful,
dancing innocently
in the cornfields of Stonehenge,
flailing lace and denim
as your silver bangles
glittered in the sun.

You had everything going for you.
There was a career; a steady 'nine to five'
but you allowed yourself
to be abused by society, you allowed yourself
to be taken in by the offenders of virtue.

Reluctantly, your innocence gave way to hard escape.
The globe became an apple in your hand,
you thought you could crush it,
you thought you had the power. No-one
could tell you otherwise.

Its nearly time now. I am at your bedside.
Your frail body is kept alive by tubes and wires.
I speak to you. Only a faint pulse answers,
a slight movement of your once intelligible lips
tells me
you are on your way.

O may the angels feed you
and play you music. May they teach
you wisdom in the golden halls
of their establishment
and free you from your suffering.

Comments about The Girl Addict

There is no comment submitted by members.


Rating Card

5,0 out of 5
1 total ratings

Other poems of FOSTER

Platform 8 - Victoria

First steps of a journey -
I am one alone among the many
lost amid assorted faces
pounded by instructions

The Wedding

The wedding:
it must be right
everything must go to plan
be exact to near perfection.

Gypsy's Warning

Behind the trees the red road
leading to the end of summer

we wandered by the rhododendron

The Anniversary

In the heat of the dragonfly summer
we sat drinking the wine
of serious intellect.
It was two days before your wedding

Ghost Of My Grandfather

1939. Sgt. Stanley Foster.
A man manacled with loyalty
peeping out.
This is the ghost we see,