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Smoking

Promise made
Cusp of Teenage
Not to indulge
In anything fatal

Spirituality and Smoking
Painstaking in understanding
Labyrinth if misunderstood
Alone you stood

Inference of god
Transcended ego
Inference of smoking
Transcended nothing

Perception of Divity
Varied with variety
Perception of smoking
Date fixed in deaths diary

Smoking is macho
Smoking is Style
Smoker due to peer pressure
Smoking as an exploration
Smoking for fun

Picked up at the interval
Wanting to ape the star
Chain Smoking with style and grace
Entire theater fell prey
Factor deciding character
In that time span lay

Never held one
A double edged sword
Which side to hold
Where from comes the smoke

Figuring out took time
Veterans of the habit
Encouraged mine
Step by step process explained
Learning so fast felt elated

Copied the style
Felt mile high
Smoked only in action
Real smoking yet to happen
By the end of one
Felt like a veteran
Balance movie left
Guidance for missteps

Movie had a good run
More viewings for fun
Nicotine patrozining latest victim
Perfected the art a new dictum

Darkness of theater
Into evening shade
In the parking space
First sign of turking
Entering a boxing ring
Saner option than smoke ring
Baby steps of addiction
Taken one by one

Health and money
Took a nose dive
Reputation no high five
Fun part ejected like in a spaceship
Phobia called hypochondria
Crept into the mothership

Habit had made a slave
Put up a front so brave
Slow march towards the grave
With death daily a close shave

Took a call
Not to feel guilty at all
Toed the tangential line
In the long run
We are all dead


Quit cold Turkey
Say goodbye
Once and for all
Then it becomes the past
Memory of it will not last
Overcome many addictions
This cannot be a tough one
Try one day for a start
The habit and you
Permanently part
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Submitted by K.V.Srikanth on March 16, 2021

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