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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Very sadly mellancholic. Like smoking at 4 clock morning. Words create beatiful scene at my head. Beautiful and sad. well done.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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6 Months Ago

Not for me. I love this moment before dark and light
Paul Bell

6 Months Ago

Coming in time. Night and day. Heart attack time.
All surprise attacks happen at four in the .. read more
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6 Months Ago

Also all romantic events. It s call hour of wolf people when are most dying and also mostly get birt.. read more
Blank verse is not generally my thing, but I like this. It made me smile and i think everyone can identify with the situation.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Paul Bell

6 Months Ago

Yeah i think it's out there.
This poem had an unique feel, sort of a dry dark nihilistic humor about it. I liked how you concluded it with just drifting off into the carefree. Smart philosophical idea at the end about being okay!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Paul Bell

6 Months Ago

I think he thinks she's coming back.
mercy party

6 Months Ago

It takes a little time to realize that there is no coming back.
At about that same time you .. read more
reminiscent of reading that first "paul bell" ringing.
great piece!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Paul Bell

6 Months Ago

I should be in it.
everything bad for us. pick your poison. the vices - women, smoke & drink. if those smoke rings could only talk. clever and captivating. enjoyed this.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Paul Bell

8 Months Ago

Sadly these days, The smoke rings would be vapour.
What the hell happened to the world. lol
Pete

8 Months Ago

better to keep running even if only on fumes. world went to Hell in a handbag i guess. :)
I was blown away by the calm and mysterious sentiment suddenly crushed by "Well, that was out of the blue", it made me literally laugh out loud. I love these kinds of poems, it's dark, but on a whole different level. It's psychotic, it depicts the moment when a heart truly breaks, where life is no longer a howling beast but an ugly snowglobe on the fireplace, that just sits there, mocking you.

Needless to say, great poem, one of my best reads today.

// O

Posted 8 Months Ago


Paul Bell

8 Months Ago

Thanks. He does sort of live in the moment.
People seek consolation in many different ways.. I too see pictures in smoke rings

Posted 8 Months Ago


Paul Bell

8 Months Ago

It's amazing what you can do with smoke rings.
Don't do it children.
People seek consolation in many different was. I too see pictures in the smoke rings!!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


This is deep...I have always felt that addictions of any kind leave very little scope for true grieving for loss in love and relationships. Everything else becomes an excuse to turn to the fix. This poem clinched my belief.

You have a great way with words.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Paul Bell

9 Months Ago

I think the drink consoles for a time. Though he is a masochist.
Interesting trot through emotions shifted by someone else's decision you are powerless to prevent, and thus one simply has to accept it. The JD (not my choice of tipple!) helps of course. Nice expressive free verse packed with quiet reflection.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Paul Bell

9 Months Ago

I suppose any tipple would do it. I just like the initials of JD.

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