Ode to Cigarettes
Brown and burning broad leaf,
calm my nerves and salve my grief,
contract my capillaries brittle,
and expand my harried lungs more than a little.
To Jove your incense curling does ascend,
while throughout my temple earthly its pleasures does extend,
suffused with nicotined delight,
from slender, paper sticks rolled straight and wrapped ideally tight,
I take my schmaltzy draws from a burning L&M,
and supinely relax with this most sacrificial and temporary friend.
Snugly packed with tan filters made of remnant cotton--
the surgeon general's warning ignored or deliberately forgotten--
like twenty sardines waiting to be readily consumed,
their inebriating poisons are sucked by me as they are Zippo fumed.
Oh, tobacco, you temptress of the flesh,
how make you your pollution taste so sweet and to me fresh?
I know as soon as I do swear you honest off,
I'll breathe again your airy plumage and at the thought of quitting scoff.
So feed me one more carnal joy and nervous titillation,
while I thank God again for your goodness and creation.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Tim Rake or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.