Anti-smoking ads give me that craving
For a lit cigarette slowly burning
Killing me, my sanity it’s saving
When I inhale the darkness stops churning
Poison less toxic than my memories
Black lungs better than cancer in my mind
I’ll take disease’s beastly remedies
O’er the haunting corpses life’s left behind
Demons cremated into dancing smoke
Their ashes fall to the ground: burnt away gone
A fibrous pillar where everything’s broke
An ember of light to keep me till dawn
Killing me more sweetly than people do
And better comp’ny than e’r I spent with you
~David T. Kukulkan~
Trying to quit smoking myself. Have been writing a journal on my way of quitting. May help you.
Congratulations! It’s tough, I tried quitting before I wrote that poem and made it 6 days without a cigarette and most of day 7, but I didn’t feel accomplished. And I wasn’t doing it for me, or to be healthier, I was just sick and tired of everyone getting on my case about it like I don’t know it’s bad for me. I just felt awful and figured maybe right now isn’t the right time since I’m already changing my diet, drinking less soda and caffeine, and trying to be more productive. So when I feel better and can weather that storm I intend to try again and to do it for myself. But until then I am at least cutting back =). Keep up the good work!
I am glad to hear you are cutting back and eating healthier. Good luck to you when you try again. I know you can do it when you are ready.
Thank you so much. I can’t wait to read your blog when you quit smoking. I am glad that you are living a healthier lifestyle. More power to you!
Cigarettes save me
From the darkness of within
Cheaper than murder
very nice 🙂