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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Like to poem itself, the title perfectly defines what love is and what it can do to you.

There never is one last cigarette is there; and least, not until it's too late.

Very much enjoyed this.

Beccy.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Thanks Beccy. You been taking a break.
Beccy

3 Months Ago

Yes, gone back to the grind of work after a long, lazy decade of just being a mum. I've written the .. read more
wonderfully said here, understandable write

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Thanks. Liked writing it.
and when those silver linings lose their sheen...we often don't notice, we just drown ourselves in whatever, and imbibe memories as if they were "right now"---

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

God bless alcohol. The emergency elixir.
Beautifully told, Paul. I can only agree with Marvin.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

She'll be back, maybe.
If a man cannot spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves, at least he is free to spend the rest of his life getting over her, one smooth drink at a time ... Nicely done, and true to life ...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

Just the bottle to play with.
Wow! This is so good. I love how you swung from the positive to the negative but found positivity in that. A silver lining always shines when viewed in the right light. Well done!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

Yeah he's definitely an optimist.
A silver lining of sexy voice... The sign on your packet...? Red... Oh wait, maybe that is me, smoking can kill you, the blue certainly will... Profoundly penned...

Posted 4 Months Ago


Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

But what away to go.
This makes me feel like I'm sitting on a bar stool in this place, with the haze of cigarettes from more than one "lost soul in love" hanging in the air. I feel like I'm being nosy, observing him so closely to the point where even I feel the shock, when I vaguely hear the soft voice in his phone say "it's over." Ouch. I would buy him a drink, but he already has one. Oh well. You really pulled us in with this, amazing work!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

Sure he would take the drink off you. Though i've got a feeling you'd be making the same phone call .. read more
Written with a clever hand. Rich in mystique. Layers deep to dive into. A great read and the title fits the rest.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

Thanks duff. I like the slow build up to it.
duff

4 Months Ago

Definitely. You're welcome Paul.

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