Voice of a teenager - my interests are not an addictionThe world's a strange place and I tell you why
It calls a habit, an addiction when to its rules it doesn't comply.
My love for books is never seen as an affliction,
But my love for the internet is somehow an addiction.
I can spend hours playing a sport, and it wouldn't create a conflict,
Yet, for playing video games on my smartphone, I'm labelled, as an addict.
Writing letters, making phone calls, makes me genial, without opposition,
But, my interactions on the social media are looked on as a mere addiction.
Why some thing's that I do, are seen, as done with conviction,
While many of my other actions, looked upon, as nothing but an addiction.
How you will judge me, is impossible to predict,
You so easily label a normal person, calling me an addict.
I don't see my activities, as an omission; they're all just my passion,
And, I really wonder why, you see what that I do, as only an addiction.
My interests aren't vices, why do you treat them as addictions,
Do my likings really have to create all this friction?
Everyone has an interest, a liking for something that just clicked,
You go and spoil it all, by terming me an addict.
I am not on drugs or an alcoholic struggling with addiction,
Stop, badgering me because what I do is contrary to your conviction.
My entry for the TOW - Addiction.