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Giving Up Cigarettes

I was a teen when first I met
My demon lover--cigarette.
I was a teen who was a fool;
But he was popular and cool.

For he was loved by movie stars
And soldiers sipping beer in bars--
No surgeon general warned of death
For those of us who breathed his breath.

At his first kiss I coughed and choked.
But I was obstinate.  I smoked.
This was no friendship formed in haste.
I had to cultivate his taste.

He followed me for fifty years,
With food, with drinks, with joy and tears--
Through good relationships and bad
He was the closest friend I had. 

Now as I try to break his spell,
He tortures me with living hell--
But time can heal so I won't  miss
His intimaste and toxic kiss. 

Copyright © Jerrell Jones | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 10/19/2018 8:44:00 PM

    perfect
  1. Date: 10/29/2016 8:37:00 AM

    This is great Jerrell - and really representative of the smoking addiction I am forever trying to quit.
  1. Date: 10/29/2016 8:33:00 AM

    They do put you under a spell...Very good write
  1. Date: 10/29/2016 8:32:00 AM

    This is a good one Jerrell! :)

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