By Roelien le Roux
I am addicted to you Yes you Standing there in the dark Knowing I should not touch Knowing I should not taste Unable to resist You have taught me You have touched me Lured me into your darkness Knowing I should not stay Unable to leave I find comfort in your darkness Feeling it consume me As I consume you I try to forget I try to leave But in the darkness I am lost I have lost you I have lost myself I am addicted to you Yes you Standing there in my heart
From the Poet:
I am Roelien, a South African currently living in Southeast Asia. I compose poems in both English and Afrikaans, and although my first language is Afrikaans, I actually prefer to write in English, as I find the English language much more romantic and passionate. I would describe myself as a highly creative person, even though by day I earn my keep as an accountant. A very boring job, but one I enjoy tremendously. And so, to keep my life in perfect balance between my structured and organised job and my colorful, creative, romantic, rebel heart, I found the perfect outlet in poetry.
I still remember writing my very first poem way back in high school, after a cute young man unknowingly broke my heart. Writing helped me understand and cope with my emotions and has since evolved into also helping me understand the lessons learnt during my life.
For me, my poems are a snapshot of significant events in my life, bringing back memories in greater detail than any photo ever could. And to share my poetry and have others also enjoy it, well that is just a dream come true!