Underneath this fragile frame
Lives a battle between pride and shame
But I’ve misplaced that sense of pride
This crown of thorns perched atop my spine
Alcoholism and addiction may seem shallow to some, but it’s an internal battle against themselves. Indulging makes them shameful, but they’re so addicted that they can’t stop. A vicious circle that only results in more pain. He’s not fighting it anymore though. Just succumbing to it.
A user comments: “I thought it was, "This crown of thorns is perched atop my spire,” spire as in the top of a church or in other words, the head. That would fit with church theme.
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