Alessandra Liverani

Rookie - 13 Points (Wollongong, Australia)

I Deserve A Cigarette - Poem by Alessandra Liverani

I deserve a cigarette
I deserve to breathe noxious fumes into my lungs
I deserve to always crave a cigarette
I deserve to feel anxious if I do not have one

I deserve to feel guilty and weak
I deserve to push my guilt onto others
I deserve to get emphysema and lung cancer
I deserve to pay for cigarettes

I deserve to smell disgusting
I deserve to live in fear
I deserve to spend any spare moment breathing noxious fumes
I deserve to think I am getting something out of it

No-one deserves that

(Sydney, Australia - 2005)


Comments about I Deserve A Cigarette by Alessandra Liverani

  • (5/17/2005 5:21:00 AM)

    Nice one, and you're absolutely right...no one deserves that! Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (5/16/2005 6:55:00 PM)

    I got a kick out of this poem...prolly cause I understand it soooooo well....interesting writing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2005



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