Hi Jaybird, old and wise young man. What you write here is very nice, thoughtful, and oh, it carries lots of truth. I believe we much live well till the last of our days, if one cigarette does it, then more power to that puff, one at a time.
Amazing! This is beautiful and funny! For a final act of defiance, you really held nothing back. I absolutely love the final line and any reference to Bill Clinton (particularly, references to definitions of "is").
I'm not quite your age, 66 myself, enjoying as you my smoke that relaxes me to endure my day. Its not so much doctors as family members who persist to warn me of its threat. As you I say, at this age what the hell. I loved the way you finished this work: I don't inhale. Super capture of this issue in my stated opinion.
thank you for sharing this great poem in support of smokers likeme and you, I to do not inhale and thought it was just me, started at school for show and have continued these years to take in but then puff straight out. Cheers Colin
Jaybird1, as our friend George Burns asked, if you knew you would have lived this long, would you have taken better care of yourself? I know there's got to be something in tobacco that causes longevity in some folks!
Keep puffing, but not inhaling, all you want, Jaybird1!
Thank you for writing, "Just Puffing Away."
love the snarky sense of humor that pervades the poem and I can relate. My wife keeps trying to get me to give up on coffee but I say never since I love my coffee but now a days I drink half decaf half real coffee and only in the morning otherwise I am wired until 4 am and since I get up at first light that means I won't get much sleep