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Goodbye Smoking

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Goodbye Smoking

I'm not smoking today ;
not that the urge has gone away.

It's just that I'm tight and smokes are high ;
but, clothes are cheaper, I won't deny.

I'd like to be known for my wit and charm ;
instead of an odor setting off a fire alarm.

Believe me, it's not easy;
but, with a cigarette, I look sleazy !

I have an image to uphold ;
I'm known to be brave and even bold.

But, those little, white, sticks of fire ;
have always been part of my attire.

Will people even know me now; 
without the smoke circling my brow ?

Grit my teeth, gnaw my tongue ;
clean my hair and clear my lungs.

I might even feel brand new ;
and smell like perfume, not fish stew.

So, wish me well, no more Pall Mall ;
and pray I do not have a fall.

For this will be my very last try ;
to say it's easy, is a BIG, FAT lie !!

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  1. Date: 9/12/2011 5:45:00 AM
    I quit once for a year--Missed them like an old friend everyday--Gave in one stress filled day--Doctor told me I had one more chance--That was 20yrs ago--Now I can't stand the smell of them--and my lungs are pink again! Hang in there--You owe it to yourself.

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 8:27:00 AM
    BRAVO Gail.. I kicked the habit in my twenties and never looked back... enjoyed your lines I so related to luv... happy Sunday..SOUP MAIL..

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 3:26:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your impressive poetry today Gail. Have not read for almost a week now. I had a wonderful vacation. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 9:27:00 AM
    I too am trying to quit so I can certainly relate to this poem..Loved it Gail..Take care ~Deb

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 9:14:00 AM
    Sounds like someone I know, lol, no offense. This is definately going in to my favorite poems. enjoyed every line! They brought smiles to my face. ,..love it,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 9:08:00 AM
    LOL.....Awesome Write and good luck my friend.....Larry