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Becoming an ex-smoker

Changing the habit hasn't been easy Jubilant lip curves to free the breezy Many trials delivering colossal failure My efforts to quit robbed of allure A new courageous attempt is again made And a new hurting failure of higher grade A fresh miraculous cut down on the sticks Yet a dramatic shameful return for more picks Another beautiful reduction of the ticks Still a disgraceful hunger for an odour adjudged sick Then a shaking loose of self from the smoking racket But all too soon a progression to a shocking one packet Alas! The devil is prepared for a war with Christ Though a steady caricature of hearts iced Many a Christian still his liberal punching bag And upon his whispered bellows to sag Rapidly humouring close cigarette ash trays For the countless dozen times before sun rays Hence my resolve not to try one more time To all namable cigarettes releasing my dime An all-out experimentation of barbaric smoking Not denied interminable months of suicidal choking The agonizing recurrence of listlessness And scandalous twenty two years of breathlessness Questions about how I'd opened the chapter And what it does hold for me after And isn't lord God this watching But as keenly to not doing so pretending Then,a sudden assertive will to settle the matter Start by burning the near tobacco shop of Martha.

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