nicola burkett

Rookie - 247 Points (30.04.1984 / South East, London)

Giving Up - Poem by nicola burkett

To help replace the fags and matches
I’ve opted for those 16 hour patches
Chewing on anything to ease the craving
But just think of the money that I am saving

Now I’ve had my near misses I can not deny
But it’s been hard to let go and say goodbye
Some days I’m moody, I snap and I shout
Some days the fags are all I think about

Since I’ve quit my food intake has grown
My weight has ballooned stone after stone
Agonizingly watching them from afar
I jealously see others inhaling their tar

Now today i stupidly smoked a fag
Then with guilt threw the packet in the bin bag
I know it was stupid and i know it was wrong
But i know i can do this, i know that i'm strong

(Written 05/18/07/Updated 05/19/07)

Comments about Giving Up by nicola burkett

  • (6/27/2007 9:56:00 AM)

    Good on ya girl, I can't last more than a day! Ace write Nickie, more please!
    Anna xxx

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/19/2007 9:24:00 PM)

    Very genuine. Life is not easy. But the brave person soldiers on in spite of adversity.
    Excellent write, Nicola. So good to read you again.

    As always,


    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]