A habit or obsession





The questioned posed is, is this a habit?

or merely chance exposed, and time to grab it?

Is this a habit, or is this an obsession?

Who knows the equation to answer such a question

What is a habit?  Is it controlled repetition?

A guilty act waiting confession?

An act of conscious salacious desire

To never want the moment to expire

This habit is coated with obsessional delight

using smell, taste and obligatory sight

I try to resist with all my fragile might

But it is a completely futile untenible plight

© Justine Nagaur

I am a self confessed and unashamed chocoholic hehe, hence the prompt word of habit naturally inspired my thoughts to head this way.  The photo is my secret (not so secret now!) stash of chocolates in a cupboard beside my bed ❤

This poetry is written inspired by Mara’s Poetry 101 Rehab







Poetry 101 Rehab



  39 comments for “A habit or obsession

  1. March 8, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Awe, what a sweet poem! Literally… I like it that it started as a serious meditation on the nature of a habit and then it turned into an ode on chocolate! I wish I had some to satisfy my own choco addiction but I’m afraid I’ve consumed all the chocolate in the house yesterday… Horror!

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  2. March 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Mmmnnnnnn chocolate. I don’t have any in the house either….. There is a choc-hazlenut spread though….. Lovely poem…

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  3. March 8, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    This is the kind of poem I find beautifully delicious! Well done, Jussie. Chocoholic buddy!

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  4. March 8, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Nice poem and really nice bowl of chocolate. Yum!

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  5. March 8, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    We always have chocolate in this house!

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    • March 8, 2015 at 4:16 PM

      hah and who eats it most?


      • March 8, 2015 at 4:17 PM

        Me – but he drinks all the wine 😉 The girls have masses of chocolate but then forget about it. I wonder that as we gave them fairly free rein on chocolate when they were younger they’re not too fussed about it? They both declared yesterday they would prefer lemon drizzle cake to chocolate cake…

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        • March 9, 2015 at 11:02 AM

          ah yes I think that works well, well at least you get most of the chocolate, seems a fair deal to me? hehe x

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  7. March 8, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    I’m a chocoholic but with very specific tastes. I won’t eat anything with less than 65% cocoa, 75% being about perfect. My wife isn’t as into super dark chocolate so my stash is left in plain site.

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    • March 8, 2015 at 4:16 PM

      oh wow you are lucky no thieves about hehe. My taste buds have become quite fussy now, I can taste an inadequate chocolate within nanoseconds and quite happy to spit out! lol x

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      • March 8, 2015 at 4:18 PM

        I understand 100% So what you’re saying is that if you were visiting I’d have to hide my chocolate.

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        • March 9, 2015 at 9:49 AM

          oh yes most definitely i would have to confess i would sneak a piece perhaps without asking if it were not offered, how bad is that? haha

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          • March 9, 2015 at 10:40 AM

            Being a gracious host I would, of course, offer you some, and then hide the rest ; )

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            • March 9, 2015 at 11:07 AM

              lmao…haha..i might sniff it out in a moment of desperation x

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              • March 9, 2015 at 11:12 AM

                If you ever got that look in your eyes, you know the one, the look that says, “I need chocolate. NOW!” I’ll make sure I give you tidbit just to keep the stash safe ; ) But for right now, with an ocean protecting my prized chocolate, it’s just sitting on top of my dresser. It’s not in a drawer, so no, I don’t keep chocolate hidden in my drawers. It’s still sitting in plain sight but out of puppies’ reach.

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                • March 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

                  haha….well you know what they say about poker face? Maybe i might try that to lul you in to a false sense of security as I think just a tidbit might make me want more lol

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                  • March 9, 2015 at 1:32 PM

                    OK, OK, you’re always a step ahead of me. I’ll just have to leave it where it is, making sure thestock is always replenished and never even make the snide comment, ‘Oh, I must be eating more chocolate than usual.’ ; ) I’m begining to think having the ocean between us may not be enough protection ror my poor chocolate.

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  8. March 8, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Sigh. I share this guilty secret. You’re in good company 😉

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  9. March 8, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    A fellow chocaholic; wonderful. All’s well at the changing palette. Thanks for visiting. Always so good to hear from you. Best wishes, as always 🙂

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