Wendy Cope


Giving Up Smoking - Poem by Wendy Cope

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.


Comments about Giving Up Smoking by Wendy Cope

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


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

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


    Very well written poem, Thanks for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2016 6:28:00 AM)


    A wonderful punch and full of humor too. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Kim 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.) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016



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