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Dom Mart
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since 08-17-99
Posts 173
Florida


0 posted 08-17-99 11:44 PM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart


We all know that tobacco kills.
We know it makes us deathly sick.
We know that its purveyors
Will stoop to any trick
To keep their sales soaring.
We know all this and more without
A single solitary
Intimation of a doubt.
For years the proof has mounted,
Growing higher than Mt. Hood.
In every town, the ravages
Of the weed are understood,
And yet the fittest and the richest--
Models, athletes, movie stars--
Consider it tre chic
To chew upon and puff cigars.
© Copyright 1999 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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since 07-17-99
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1 posted 08-17-99 11:47 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

yes, how ironic! But then what is there to understand about the 'rich & famous'! I guess they think it makes them look like part of the elite - a higher (and just as misguided) version of school yard cool. Great way of writing this into a poem.
Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
Posts 358
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2 posted 08-18-99 12:18 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Well I'm one of the guilty.Been smoking
ciggs to long.Can't seem to quit.
Sue
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since 08-04-99
Posts 407
France


3 posted 08-18-99 02:41 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

It's not so chic
To be an addic'
But I'm one too.
elvira
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since 07-06-99
Posts 985
California


4 posted 08-18-99 03:47 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

Welcome to the forums, Dom ...i see you chose a controversial topic for your first submission...bound to get many replies

i am a cigarette smoker and always will be, in my brother's opinion, it's a sort of subconscious self-destructivenss...some climb mountains or jump out of planes, i smoke

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PS: have you been to "The Alley" lately and cast your vote for "on a roll"?





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redwriter1
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since 07-22-99
Posts 476
Franklin, TN


5 posted 08-18-99 07:59 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

put me in line behind the smokers. Yup, me too. (i think it's an oral fixation) hehe
But seriously, it's the only time I take a deep breath! I know I should quit, but I never seem to do anything I "should".

(sigh)

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Kay-lynn
**A dream is a wish your heart makes :)

lenny
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since 07-11-99
Posts 68
front royal, va. u.s.a.


6 posted 08-18-99 08:07 AM       View Profile for lenny   Email lenny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lenny

Good write! I don't smoke either but have some friends who do and some who don't. They respect my space however and don't smoke indoors when I'm around. Smoking is a dying institution though. Of this I have no doubt.

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lenny
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


7 posted 08-18-99 01:09 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Have to admit I also am one of the guilty! That which I do, I wish I did not. That which I do not, wish I did!
It's one of those things, easier said than done. And how can you take a deep breath there redwriter1? hehe, I guess that is the only time we do, see how much more you can get in those lungs!
blueloon
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since 07-07-99
Posts 166
NY


8 posted 08-18-99 02:21 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

It made want to take a puff, it's only been eight days since my last cigg and I am dying for one. I am trying desperately to quit. Nice post though, can't wait to read more.
blueloon
 
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