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High Functionality

An acrostic

By Real PoeticPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023
High Functionality
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Introduced to alternative medication to help me feel more calm and made the music more hypnotic to suppress the noise that distracted my brain.

Delighted by its numbing embrace in an imagined exotic place; maybe a psychotic break. Either way, I’d sing in the rain.

Enjoyed the much needed escape from the pain.

Naan bread was burning in the oven, while I was underneath clouded smoke. Covered my mouth with my arm to cough; I almost choked.

Too cold in the house to make a sound; all I could do was shiver and pull the blanket over top. Tilted sideways with jokes generating in my head. Lying on the bed with a book in my hand that I haven’t yet started. Was too high to read it anyway.

Introverted and content, I bent over the edge of the bed; my hair was dangling off the ledge.

Twilight gleamed through the blinds. I’d question my lifestyle. Was this the person I wanted to become? Actually, the answer was yes back then.

Young and naive, I thought I was invincible. I still smoke to this day; I’m a functional woman that likes to get loose and loves to shop for fresh produce. The principle is that I learned to do everything in moderation and appreciate the solid foundation that my ancestors laid before my feet: gentle and neat.

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  • ROCK 3 months ago

    It's illegal in Sweden but this makes me want to hop a train to hippie town in Copenhagen! Reminds me of my more lenient college days abroad. Good stuff!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    I am guessing you wrote this while you were high...it would make so much more sense. It is so freeing and freaking wonderful, I want some pot...though I really don't like the smoking of other stuff. Congrats to the 2nd degree.

  • I like this one.

  • The Dani Writer3 months ago

    You amazed me with this one! A hypnotic flow that felt like a parallel universe while I was reading. Can't wait to read it again! Woohooo top story you-hooo!

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Fabulous writing! I loved your "introverted and content" line! This was a joy to read my friend! Wonderful work!

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Kudos! Keep excelling in your work—congratulations!

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Very well deserving for the front page. Excellent read, RP!

  • Tressa Rose3 months ago

    Wow this was so good. New subscriber here!

  • Phil Flannery3 months ago

    To each their own. I recently had to talk to my 26 year old about moderation and responsibility when he left his home made bong lying around. While i never really got into anything much, even alcohol, pot was everywhere when I was young. I didn't make a big deal of it, just made him aware of a few things he should know. Hopefully he'll find some balance. He's a good kid. There is a lot to be stressed about today, and there are many ways to deal with it. Everyone finds their own way. I liked your poem.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)3 months ago

    Preach!! I love the authenticity of this piece, the rawness of how relatable and yet so simply put! Great work RP, I enjoyed this one quite a lot!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    This was so smooth and addicting to read❤️👌💕

  • Alexander McEvoy3 months ago

    As Oscar Wilde said, "all things in moderation, especially moderation." I'm trying to cut back on my own smoke use too i really enjoyed this poem :) thank you so much for sharing

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Yay! Congrats on the TS

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    A very clever acrostic. I am generally not a fan...you have just converted me! Glad moderation was found! 🤍 Congrats on TS x

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Agree with everything in moderation. Impressive acrostic poem!!! Loved it and loved this line, "Young and naive, I thought I was invincible." 💕❤️❤️

  • Moderation is definitely the key when it comes to anything. I love how you told this deep story through an acrostic!

  • Oh this was excellent! Really takes you on a journey, like the alternative medicine can do! I loved that line, being somewhere else, in an exotic place, even if just for a bit. I agree and it’s a really cheap way to travel! But this painted such a great picture, the atmosphere of the place, the naan bread in the oven, I loved this.

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    Great job, RP! I like that you chose the acrostic format for this. I haven't smoked anything since I finally quit my tobacco pipes almost 30 years ago. As a guy who lived through the 70's, though, I had my share of fun with weed and I have no doubt about its medicinal properties. On a side note (because I do that, perhaps as a delayed side effect lol) I got a kick out of the sophisticated-looking bong in the photo. I once made one out of a piece of PVC pipe and some fittings, with a cap from a can of Raid bug spray on the bottom. Jeez, I really should write about those days...

  • Kale Ross3 months ago

    Relatable! Great poem!

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    That was very soothing. Great acrostic. I lol at "either way, I'd sing in the rain." Wonderful.

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    Nice acrostic. Love the topic

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Sending you hugs. I listen to uplifting music, that helps me through rough days. I am allergic to smoke of any kind.

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