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Vaping



Here I stand again
One more vape
Will I be strong enough?
What do my vices shape

Who am I, while I cling, embrace
To these hopeless things
That I truly hate

Do they really help me
No, not really
Simply they leave, a false sense of security

Do they solve my problems or do they cause more harm
Warm reassurance,
A soothing moment, or more alarm

When this object continues to rematerialize in my hand
Did I pick it up again, when?
I do not understand

My life needs no new road blocks
I fit in their place
Enough shit to talk
Behind me or to my face

A good mentor to be
I wish for my kids
Do as I do
Not to do what I did

But today is the last day
Reassured I am
I solemnly swear, I say,
This won’t be back in my hand
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Written on December 06, 2022

Submitted by rmandato123 on December 06, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB CXX DDD EXE FAF XCXC DXXX GXGF
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 722
Words 161
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4

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