Strange Addiction of Mine

Updated on April 14, 2018
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Whimsical, happy, spiritual, romantic, fun, and/or nonsensical, sing-song poems to bring rhythm and rhyme to your day!

My Strange Addiction

White Rabbit

My Strange Addiction

I am no longer in denial

in regards to my

strange addiction;

Keeping me awake at night,

is the hallmark of this

serious affliction!


I ruminate over absurd

things in which I have

an urgent need to say;

Then, I start rhyming,

and rearranging these words,

in every possible way!


The rhythm, and harmony,

need to flow smoothly,

and come together just right;

If the balance seems off,

(even just a bit),

then I’ll be awake the entire night!

Self Control

In my head, this whirlpool

of rhymes spins furiously,

racing on, and on;

Some self-control would be useful,

I admit, but I don’t want

my rhymes entirely gone!


In my obsessive search

for various words which will fit,

and are structurally synonymous,

I distract myself from my more

urgent need, which is to find

a nearby Rhymers’ Anonymous!

My Strange Addiction

My Strange Addiction

© 2018 Tamara Yancosky Moore


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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 6 days ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Thank you for your visit and I’m delighted to have your company!

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      NatureBoy0 7 days ago

      I suppose many a poet has had such strange addiction, During my poetry writing days, mainly between 1980 and 1994, since I couldn't express myself in prose as well as I liked I found myself sharing my views in poetry. Therefore I would not call it a Strange addiction but just one phase in the life of a rhyming poet.

      I enjoyed the reading it therefore I shall have to follow you and read more of your works, especially since my preference of poetry is rhyming.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 8 days ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Hello, Dream On! I’m so sorry for the delay in answering your comment. No, I really don’t know where to find you if I ever wish to chat.

      Thank you for your lovely visit and your very sensible comment. Excellent!

      Hugs from Tamara

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      DREAM ON 13 days ago

      How is your rhyming going? Maybe clear your mind and do something else you love. If it's walking, fishing, bowling. The more you keep physical active the more tired you become. So when you are exercising your body it gets a work out and other times you exercise your mind. Both need to be worked out. It takes time to find the right combo. Try, try again. Don't give up until you get what works for you. Have a blessed day. If you ever want to chat you know where to find me?

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions


      A delightful comment from you. Thank you! I have never known of anyone who pretended to be addicted to cigarettes. That is interesting. Of course, cigarettes are disgusting, and so dangerous. I am glad you are not really addicted to them :-)



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      NatureBoy0 2 months ago

      Yes, that is quite a strange addiction. I once pretended to be addicted to cigarettes but whenever I was in a position where i could not get them it never mattered that I didn't have them. In looking over my life I've not found anything I've been addicted to, even when I was writing poetry, most of which rhymes, I found at that time it was easier to express myself in poetry than in prose.

      I really did enjoy reading it, id caused me to seek how many addictions I had had only to find out I didn't have any, just the pretense.

      Hugs, heart to heart!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions


      Very thought-provoking comment, I must say! Now, I will go throughout my day rhyming each word of your comment. LOL...




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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions


      Your words and comments are always so beautiful and greatly inspire me. Even your comments are poetic. I will plan to be by your site, later, to drown myself, once again, into the vast beauty and eloquence of your artistry.

      Hugs Evermore,


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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting poem and beautifully expressed!

      We all have certain addictions. Addictions can become passion, and this may lead to creation, just like your creative poem.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Apart from the rabbit, your images are quite powerful. Are you in chains? You only are, if what should be a sweet habit are becoming obsessive. Use the will and practice slow and steady breathing. That is, only if you feel you have gone too far. Only you know.

      The poem seems fine and rhyming is never easy. Again, it has so many versions! Continue ... love what you do and once the Light is shining within, then all will be well.

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Dream On,

      Yes, I take cat naps, and even, at times, take to lengthy bear-hibernating. Lol...

      Indeed, when I have a passion for something, it becomes my prime target of hyperfocus, and thus, takes the place of my food, water, sleep, and breath. I need to remember: Balance...balance...balance.



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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Dream On,

      Again, I am moved by your inspiring words in regard to my poem. It is as if another Christmas Day has arrived!

      Thank you!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

      Bill, I will have to go back and reread so as to find “Urgency”. I do remember this feeling, but cannot remember off-hand where I wrote it. It’s okay; sometimes I can’t even remember my own name (of course, it changes often...).



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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions


      It’s always reassuring to find out that I’m not alone in certain situations, and this is one of those times!

      Thank you for your kindness. (BTW, you have a beautiful profile pic with the deep-red rose. It really catches the eye!).



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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions


      What is “clanging”? I’m thinking OCD, for me. Lol. Your comment is cool, as is your lovely visit. Thank you!

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 2 months ago from Uninhabited Regions


      Thank you so much! I thoroughly appreciate your visit to my post :-) Your comment is very kind.



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      DREAM ON 2 months ago

      As long as you are able to go to work and live your life without causing harm to yourself or other people I don't think it's an addiction. I think you have a gift. You spend a great deal of time perfecting your talent. How would you feel if you stopped rhyming for a day ? Try it and see what happens. You might feel uncomfortable but I am sure you can do it. If your desire to rhyme interferes with you eating properly. I know it interferes with your sleep. It is because it is something of interest. Your mind is constantly thinking of how to solve any problem you have. You should maybe try little cat naps in the afternoon and see if that works. These are only my opinions. If it is a major concern I am sure there is professional help from experts in every field. There are many sources that can be found on the Internet that will also be of great help. Thank you for sharing. Have a fabulous morning.

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      DREAM ON 2 months ago

      I wouldn't call it an addiction. I think it is a passion to do something no one else can. To write with honesty and humor. Dig deeper into what it really means. You have drive. You creativity.

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      William Kovacic 2 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Again, nicely done, Tamara. I especially liked Urgency, but all were well done.

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      Threekeys 2 months ago from Australia

      You are not alone.

      I think Im a little addicted to word and rhyme:)

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Although in poets it's a way of life, this rhyming tendency reminded me of a distant relative who was schizophrenic. He frequently used clanging when he wasn't feeling well. He came up with some doozies.

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      Tom Cornett 2 months ago from Ohio

      Very creative and written so well. I do relate to the addictions of writing. Wonderful poem! :)


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