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Coffee and Cigarettes

May 3, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

My morning addictions
To cure last night’s hangover
Coffee and cigarettes

Hearty swigs of expresso
Better brew another pot
As I swallow my pain

Hit me again and light me up
Exhale and blow away my pain
Forget yesterday

Yellow stained teeth
Tattooed over pearly whites
Can not be erased

Bitter yet sweet taste
Lingers inside my cotton mouth
Drying out my blackened throat

Shriveled lungs shield
My body’s most obsolete organ
A deadbeat cavity

Last night’s pain masked
By artificial substances
Coffee and cigarettes

The author's comments:
This is about how a person's addiction can be used to overcome pain from the morning after.

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on Jul. 18 2011 at 7:28 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
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"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Yellow stained teeth
Tattooed over pearly whites
Can not be erased

genuis. :)

on Jun. 9 2011 at 7:15 pm
mikkywall210 SILVER, Herndon, Virginia
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i really like this. no, i love it. it hits home for me, and im sure many can relate. great job, keep writing!