A Breath of Fresh air....

poem by: Frank Byrne/Hornby..
Written on Aug 03, 2017

"Hooray! For the ban, on the obnoxious cigarette,
the best decision, our government's made yet.
Now we can all eat in a restaurant, or pub,
without smelly smoke contaminating our lovely grub.
No more asking politely, but to no avail,
"Please, do you mind stubbing out that horrible coffin nail?
Trying to enjoy a pint, but really feeling sick,
because of the deadly poison, from someone's cancer stick!
No more coming home from a choking smoke filled hell,
my clothing, and hair will no longer stink with a sickly smell,
It's like a breath of fresh air!....now I'm such a very happy man,
like I've said once before, Hip, Hip, Hooray! for the cigarette ban."


Tags: happy, humor, rhyme, encouraging, wishful,

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
Your writing is always like a breath of fresh air Frank, my son has made many attempts to give up this toxic addiction, but always goes back, he has the decency to go out and smoke when he visits, hope it's banned for good!
Roxanne Dubarry commented:
I am not a cigarette smoker. It is not illegal in the States of Washington and Oregon. You are allowed to smoke within 25 feet of buildings. Many apartments are "becoming smoke-free". Certain parks ban it altogether. The Everett Station also has a no smoking policy. It probably is not regulated in several states. The tobacco industry probably still has some clout. They can't advertise on the television, but can in print books and magazines.
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented:
Thanks Cecilia...thanks Roxanne.....I Remember trying a "ciggy" as we called them....way back when I was about 10yrs old with some mates....I was sick, and never ever tempted to try another, ....thank god.....thanks again ladies for reading my poem, and your comments....👍🏻...
Christopher Russon commented:
I used to pick up a work make to go to work he used to smoke 3 cigs On the way.that was the way back in the day. Nicely written Frank.
Steven Godfrey commented:
Great stuff Frank , never smoked always found it off-putting in general , thanks for your kind comments on my poems to , look forward to reading more from you 👍
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented:
Thanks for your nice comments Chris, and Steven.....I feel lucky that I didn't like that first cigarette all those years ago.........also Steven,reading your poems remind me of my style of verse .......say it like it is ....
Rhys Aquinas commented on Feb 08, 2018 at 4:48pm
Wonderful Frank. I entirely agree with you. Hip, Hip, Hooray.


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