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It became a leeching extension of hands
clutching at ragged breath in a withered chest;
serpentine death grip, meandering head trip,
a wracking cough in the dead of night.

Looking a fright, skin pale and bright
with shining beads of determination:
rocking the shivers in foetal position,
existing minute to endless minute.

Unyielding to daily temptation
throughout the arduous journey to emancipation:
blackened marionette no longer,
a will of iron now forged stronger.

Nothing, in the end, but a murderous friend.

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The following comments are for "Smoke"
by verve

this one is f-ing amazing, are you talking about cigs, cuz i just quit like 10 days ago, and you really need that anger towards that worthless hole of an activity, i do have a feeling though that you are talking about something stronger, like weed, or crack, if it's the case then kudos to you my friend, i have much respect for those who cloose to be clean, i myself made that choice as well. great poem

( Posted by: ilichvladikov [Member] On: November 23, 2005 )

Cigarettes. :)

( Posted by: verve [Member] On: November 23, 2005 )

That Serpentine Grip
Verve ~ What a killer opening stanza.

Holding a cigarette in my hand as I read this I looked down, bemused, to note the familiar coil of my fingers round that mundane looking paper cylander. Serpentine grip, indeed.

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: November 26, 2005 )

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