All Nonfiction Bullying Books Academic Author Interviews Celebrity interviews College Articles College Essays Educator of the Year Heroes Interviews Memoir Personal Experience Sports Travel & CultureAll Opinions Bullying Current Events / Politics Discrimination Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking Entertainment / Celebrities Environment Love / Relationships Movies / Music / TV Pop Culture / Trends School / College Social Issues / Civics Spirituality / Religion Sports / Hobbies
- Summer Guide
- College Guide
- Author Interviews
- Celebrity interviews
- College Articles
- College Essays
- Educator of the Year
- Personal Experience
- Travel & Culture
- Current Events / Politics
- Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking
- Entertainment / Celebrities
- Love / Relationships
- Movies / Music / TV
- Pop Culture / Trends
- School / College
- Social Issues / Civics
- Spirituality / Religion
- Sports / Hobbies
- Community Service
- Letters to the Editor
- Pride & Prejudice
- What Matters
Surgeon General's Warning - A Sonnet MAG
Whilst smoking rolls of fragrant, dried-out leaves,
Perhaps ailst thou afaint, persistent cough.
'Tho say'st, "'Tis nothing"; naught tothee it grieves,
Thy words ring false - And I have heard themoft!
For those who tempt with smoke the hand of Fate
May wellbelieve no harm can come to them;
Ofttimes the glimpse of Truth comes fartoo late: -
the choking gasps, the rasping voice - and then
Suchhorrors, that do pain me to describe:
The black'ned remnants, onceinnards of a man;
A mother's babe, without means to survive ...
Escape unscathed? Methinks one never can.
With earnest face, Ibeg: this is no joke -
'Tis best to say, "Kiss me - I do notsmoke."