Love Smoke

Love Smoke

A Poem by Paul Bell


I draw you in
Five rings of smoke appear like magic 
Your face on every one 
Christ how romantic am I
Maybe drink a JD  in your honour
It's amazing how little things bring you to me
The phone comes alive halfway through your honour 
Your soft sexy voice sends a tingle down my spine 
You say it's over 
Well, that was out of the blue 
I draw you in 
The sign on the packet
Smoking can damage your health and eventually kill you 
So profound 
I check the bottle of JD
No warning on that
You disappear into the clouds
Every one a silver lining.

© 2016 Paul Bell



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I love the parallels you're drawing between substances that are bad for us, along with apparent bad tidings from the narrator's beloved. Way back in my younger days, I didn't like cigarette smoke, but becuz it was intrinsically connected to many romantic encounters, I loved smelling it when kissing one or two of my ex's . . . same thing with beer, which I always hated, but it brought back lustful memories . . . so I totally get this connection you're describing! *smile*

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Smoke and beer, reminds me of my ex's from yesteryear.
Glad it brought it all back.
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I love the addictive emotion in this raw, highly relatable gem :) Excellent!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Thanks Lynn.
It would be nice if everyone had a silver lining. Sadly that is not the case for many people. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Afraid not Valentine.
wow this had some beautiful imagery in it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Thanks Lizzie, where you been hiding.
This is tight and uniquely expressed. I enjoyed this very much. R x

Posted 1 Year Ago


Strange, so strange, how the most beautiful of experiences can cause such damage and - there's no a label or sign to be read pre.arrival, during presence but... is oh so very visible after tis gone.

You've wound your words so concisely and naturally around the theme. Takes reality as well as skill to do that.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Thanks emmajoy
Love love love love love........................


Posted 1 Year Ago


Well done. Who hasn't tried to drive away the pain or chase it away, the relief of just no remembering any more.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I really enjoyed that it was a free verse poem. I think you put a lot of your heart and creativity into this poem as well. Overall, great job! I love that you ended it by saying "everyone a silver lining"

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Thanks Deana.

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