Poetry Can Damage Your Health

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The day my doctor died of smoking
I bought myself a fat cigar -
I realised he must be joking,
His funeral was so bizarre:

A dwarf in multi-coloured clothing
Sang louder than the parish choir
And though my heart was full of loathing
I leapt upon the funeral pyre.

I'd often longed for such a roasting
And knew it was my friend's desire,
I shouted out 'We'll all be toasting
In Hell's incandescent fire! '

Don't be discouraged by this story,
Smoking cigarettes is fine,
Inhale them on your days of glory
And drink your fill of rich, red wine! !
Friday, August 19, 2005
Pamela Lutwyche 09 October 2020
I love this poem. Made me smile.
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Lyn Paul 29 April 2014
You have certainly shared with us an interesting write. Funerals can be an amazing celebration of ones life. Thank you
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Michelle Claus 29 April 2014
What an odd ditty. Never read its likeness before. You've offered something different, unique. It begs for more development, though. It's somewhat abbreviated, and I was wanting more of the story when it ended.
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Sandra Feldman 29 April 2013
What a BAD message, really! !
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Jayne Davies 29 April 2013
Well done! A Great read!
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Gajanan Mishra 29 April 2013
And what is health? what is the relation between poetry and health? So far my knowledge goes Health is matter, poetry is spirit my dear. Both are interlinked. See poetry as symbol of love affection and all goodness Love poetry as poetry loves you. You are to take care of your health Poetry is there to take care of you. okay. please reply.
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This made me smile...
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Soumya Pattanaik 30 April 2012
an absolutely wonderful and funny poem.
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Patti Masterman 29 April 2012
My in-laws swear by undilute alcohol and unfiltered cigarettes! Blaze on, I say! Wonderful verse made me smile.
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Manonton Dalan 29 April 2012
it reminds me of my golfing buddy he always lights up a cigar on back nine. i always walk ahead of him and very far.
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