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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Prince Morphine

photo by Fee Easton
Rode up on your white horse
I was face down in the mud
Said, "Hey, man, wanna buy a girl a drink?"
Offered me your gloved hand
Fixed me up real nice
Asked me to come home with you
I didn't  think twice

I wanted a Prince Charming
But I got you instead
I got Prince Morphine
Sleeping in my bed

Asked for a dozen roses
You tucked a poppy behind my ear
You sing me lullabies until my passion's doused
Your sheets are real soft
But your love makes me itch
I don't feel the pain no more
But I don't feel shit

I wanted a Prince Charming
But I got you instead
I sleep with Prince Morphine
I feel like I'm dead

photo prompt by the remarkable Fee Easton

13 comments:

dustus said...

"Your sheets are real soft
But your love makes me itch
I don't feel the pain no more
But I don't feel shit"
Wow! Your lines can be taken a few ways, including a humorous slant along with a sad state of affairs. A well crafted statement on relationships with excellent use of metaphor.

Fireblossom said...

I don't know this particular Prince personally, but i do know how hard it is to beat an addiction. Oh, the casual way we invite them in, only to discover they are the devil to kick out.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow!
Very good, very dark.
I can relate to this...

Victoria said...

Wow, Lola. Painful, in a way. The relationship with drugs is laced with disappointment and sadness. Skillful rendering of the prompt.

ayala said...

Wow deep and raw!

Brian Miller said...

your love makes me itch...yikes...maybe prince poison ivy...i dont feel shit...says much...

Jinksy said...

Whoa! Troubled - and tough!

Bryan M. White said...

I gave you an award.

trisha said...

poor girl!!

your prince morphin sounds like my cat. he is always sleeping.

hedgewitch said...

Been there--you've got it down. Oblivion is sooo seductive. Seduction is sooo oblivious.

rmpWritings said...

intense and powerful. such and interesting take on the photo.

M. A. S. said...

Potent and blunt. You are such a good rhymer.
That is also such a great title. Titles can be tough.

poetpeteet said...

"Fixed me up real nice
I didn't think twice
...sleeping in my bed
I feel like I'm dead."
numbness and guilt intertwined so well and with so many possible subjects,
" gloved hand"-well worded.