Our first and last fag

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We saved up a tanner and ran to the shop down the road
then crept quietly back home hiding our precious load.
No one was around so the three of us crept up the stairs
The excitement mounting as the light from the match flares

We all had a fag in our mouths and we inhaled the smoke
then each one of us turned bright red and began to choke.
We’d bought 5 woodbines because they were the cheapest
but they wouldn’t listen when I said Park Drive were the best

About this poem

Reflecting upon yesteryear when LSD meant Pounds Shillings and Pence and a packet of 5 fags cost a tanner

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Submitted by royston on June 15, 2023

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Scheme AABB CCXX
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 461
Words 94
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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