Lois M. Crockett

(Suitland, Maryland, USA)

I Quit - Poem by Lois M. Crockett

I knew it would be very hard, I did it so long.
But my faith and determination has made me strong.
I start each day with a prayer in my heart.
Not to reach for that first one just for a start.
I race to kitchen and the coffee pot.
I tell myself, wait till the coffee's hot.
But when I do my cup is filled.
My thoughts for a smoke has grown still.
All through the day I keep quite busy.
Praying the nicotine fit won't put me in a tizzy.
Each day seems better than the one before.
My breathing getting better than it was and more.
I've seen the movies and learned a lot.
How smoking can buy you a cemetery plot.
Life is so beautiful so smoking we must dread.
What it does to your body can kill you dead.
I quit after smoking for quite a few years.
Upon quiting I'll not shed any tears.
This cough I've had will soon be gone.
As my lungs once again get well and strong.

Comments about I Quit by Lois M. Crockett

There is no comment submitted by members..

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?

Read poems about / on: faith, beautiful

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  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]