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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Let us be honest. Life, can really suck. Yet, in those moments where life seems utterly pointless. That is where we grow the most. In our heartbreaks we must remain strong. Everything bad has a good. Just gotta look for it. Thank you for the wonderful writing.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Paul Bell

8 Months Ago

Yip, love is around every corner.
Your poem points out that there is a silver lining to every heartbreak. Even with such pain, at least we are alive and able to experience the ups and downs of life.

I like the repeated line "I draw you in" to describe how love can consume us in times of elation and in depression. Like smoking, love can be addictive and even fatal. Best to move on to greener pastures!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Paul Bell

10 Months Ago

Definitely Brent. Always something new around the corner.
Please post some new writing. I come looking often.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Paul Bell

10 Months Ago

Read the Pony. It's new.
Love Smoke is amazing. As to your previous review on of my poems, I write music. All of my work is meant to be heard. I sang this beautiful poem with musical notes. I shall share if interested. I love how real you are.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Paul Bell

10 Months Ago

You go for it. I love music.
Vria P Crow

10 Months Ago

As do I. And thank you for sharing this with us. It does not surprise me that there were so many r.. read more
well said... and enjoy reading your writings.

Posted 10 Months Ago


dear Paul ... a lovely view of silver linings...
romantic overtures in Smokey rings of rapture.
Your poetry has a way of creating music of the heart. truly, Pat

Posted 11 Months Ago


Patricia Wedel

5 Months Ago

I first saw Prairie smoke in Birds and Blooms... so delicately portrayed. I googled it and saw more.. read more
Paul Bell

5 Months Ago

I just roll about the streets. lol
Patricia Wedel

5 Months Ago

I roll with laughter ... be Cool 😎
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 11 Months Ago


Paul Bell

11 Months Ago

Thanks Beccy. You been taking a break.
Beccy

11 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
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 12 Months Ago


Paul Bell

11 Months Ago

God bless alcohol. The emergency elixir.

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