How quick I am to name, sometimes,
the addictions of family and neighbors,
not always from concern or love, I admit,
but often from my own addiction
to feeling superior and favored.

© 2014 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from and

10 thoughts on “Addiction

  1. I think feelings of superiority are characteristic of the enabler too. Great insight Dennis. I have to make my own confession though, I’ve seen too many pictures of women and children brutalized and murdered by those under the influence to work objectively with substance abusers. The counselors who can help those with addictions are doing society as well as the addict a great service.

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