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I Did It Big Time

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I Did It Big Time

I decided to do it all on my own for myself
Before long I was bouncing off the walls
Cursing the person that came up with such a thing
Praying the dizzy feelings would end soon

My brain is getting clean fresh air
My lungs are no longer choking
More energy as each day passes
Able to walk without being out of breath

Can actually smell the food that I eat
Friends come to visit my smoke free home
Grandchildren love kisses from granny now
I am so happy and nicotine free

For 35 years my life it was taking
January 19, 2008 I stopped smoking


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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Well done Carol,, with both the experience of quitting and the write..) just keep off the "smoked salmon though" just trying a joke...

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 1:45:00 PM
    I celebrate wit you and your family. Thank you for an encouraging poem. No! Absolutely not! You will not be one of those four-hundred thousand people who die each year because of smoking. Your poem was hopeful, revealing, honest and insightful. Thank You for setting your pen and paper free. Your poetry will touch thousands of people. You will make a divine change.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Good for you, Carol. An inspiring write for every smoker who hopes to give up. My wife asked if I smoked before agreeing to a date - needless to say, I don't smoke : )

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 12:44:00 PM
    I admire you for being able to quit and stay smoke free, it takes a lot of courage...Well-written, honest poem. Thank you for sharing your victory.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:02:00 AM
    My sweet friend, you are always bright of truth and pen accordingly, i feel and enjoy. Loved..... much, bl

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Hey!! You stopped smoking! Good for you! I have a sister-in-law that smokes so much she smells like an ashtray. Likewise for her home, her clothes and everything in the home. It is awful and sicking. Good for you stay with it!! LOL>> Jancarl Thanks for reading my work.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:05:00 AM
    Carol - Bravo! love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 9:46:00 AM
    Hi Caeol; This is very good, very positive. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your poetry too. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Dear woman you have soul and that is all that matters to me, love to you Carol, keep tweeking, I love your speaking, hugs, vie

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:24:00 AM
    You really are so full of surprises, this is a wonderful tribute to the ex smoker, believe me, it was the hardest thing i've ever done in my life. Carol Brown you are a gem. harry

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 7:55:00 AM
    I tried, didn't work. I love reading your work, I would appreciate your com on the collaboration, an honest critique if you woulod not mind friend. Cindy

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 2:22:00 AM
    you surely did it big time! I'm so happy for you to be able to surpass it Carol. you truly a wonderful person. good luck on the contest and thank you for stopping by and your kind comments

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:33:00 PM
    wow, I am PROUD of you for that. What an incredible achievement you described here, CArol. HOpe this one scores with Brian!

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 4:54:00 PM
    kudos to you Carol! I understand completely. I still say a prayer every morning asking to keep me away from one. That's how it starts again...just one...that prayer has worked for 15 years. God bless

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 4:47:00 PM
    Wow, over four years not smoking. Surely you're over the hump. Congratulations =)

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 3:25:00 PM
    Oh yes- those were the days- so glad there gone! wonderful write Carol and thank you for your kind words, brenda : )

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 3:16:00 PM
    You have my deepest respect for stop smoking.I`ve been a smoker for nearly 33 years now..and my body tells me to stop right now! Best wishes for the contest!

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 3:00:00 PM
    I'm so glad you did stop smoking! I hope that you are able to run and do whatever you want now! From what I hear there is a huge difference between the way you are while smoking and the way you are after quitting! Fantastic poem, Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your success in quiting the habit which can cut life short..Had two brothers who had lung cancer and one that heart disease related to smoking cig..Good luck in Brian's contest..Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading today..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 2:25:00 PM
    Good for you! I'm so proud!...Milt