NaPoWriMo Day 6- Food

Somehow, I missed the first few days of NaPoWriMo.  I guess this is what happens this time of year when you’re about to graduate!

Today’s prompt was about food, and I decided to write a poem based on my current sugar addiction.  I love sweets: chocolate, ice cream, candy, anything with sugar.  But it’s especially bad when I am stressed, and boy, have I been stressed!  So, enjoy a cookie or two… or seven for me as I try to kick this current habit!

The sickening sweetness
The rush of adrenaline
There’s something about it
I want it
No, I NEED it

It’s no longer a reward
But a way of surviving
That crystalline white substance
Filling my veins
Coating my taste buds

I could easily go for some now
That’s how bad I crave it
But I need to fight
I need to be strong
And then I look to my left
And there sits a finished, sweetened iced tea…


2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 6- Food

  1. Don’t feel bad; I plan on writing about ice cream cake! Perhaps my love of sweets does not meet the extreme you demonstrate in your poem, but I for sure struggle with willpower!

    Love the line: “It’s no longer a reward but a way of surviving”

    1. I definitely was playing up my sugar reliance/ addiction, as I’m making a more conscious effort to watch what I eat. Glad I’m not the only one, and ice cream cake sounds great right now…!

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