poet Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

Giving Up Smoking

There's not a Shakespeare sonnet
Or a Beethoven quartet
That's easier to like than you
Or harder to forget.

You think that sounds extravagant?
I haven't finished yet —
I like you more than I would like
To have a cigarette.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/1/2018 12:11:00 AM)

    Giving up smoking is made to a good poem.

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  • me3ai (11/27/2017 7:03:00 AM)

    majesticles like my testicle4s

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (2/12/2016 3:18:00 PM)

    She is a robust voice- -and she knows the relentless yearning to have another cigarette

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (2/12/2016 8:39:00 AM)

    Very well written poem, Thanks for sharing...

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/12/2016 6:28:00 AM)

    A wonderful punch and full of humor too. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (1/11/2016 8:14:00 AM)

    I once knew a guy who claimed he was not addicted to smoking. He could give it up any time he wanted. 'I've done it several times, ' he said. (In fact, it is the same guy I called 'Eddie' in my poem Eddie and the Dragon.)

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