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By , New delhi, India
Yes, I am an addict
Not because I like the tobacco in my lungs...
but there is something poetic
about the coils of smoke
unfurling around,
Spiraling to form a new life
in its own right.

Yes, I am an addict
Not because the usual cigarette
makes me bond with more people than
I know in my entire life,
But, the fog that surrounds me
makes me head, satisfied
in a way I can't explain.

Yes, I am an addict.
Not because the labyrinth of blackness
around me would render me
hopeless and ultimately, dead.
But because it makes me feel...
I really have something in me,
that is capable of dying...again!

Yes, I am an addict.
But, the question is..
Can you help me?



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laurengerhard This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm:
Beautiful ideas.
 
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L.E.Liza101 said...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm:
I a m a usual smoker and I feel the same way about the smoke. I am just not a addict, but I love the poem.
 
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nescaping This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm:
I don't smoke at all, but this is beautifully written.
 
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Thetoxicglamour said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 4:54 am:
I feel exactly the same way as you, there is something so romantic/appealing/fascinating about breathing in and out smoke.
 
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CielPhantomhive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:22 am:
You...Are...Incredible.
 
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