Alessandra Liverani

Rookie - 13 Points (Wollongong, Australia)

Yes Master - Poem by Alessandra Liverani

Will you smoke every single day the cigarettes I make and sell
Yes master
Even though I tricked you into buying them in the first place
Yes master
Even though I couldn't care less about your health
Yes master
Even though you are making me more rich and powerful than you can imagine
Yes master.
Do you believe that my cigarettes have special and magical properties
Yes master
Do you believe that they are your first priority, more important than your precious health
Oh yes master
Do you believe that you benefit from being a smoker
Yes master
Do you believe that you must continue being a smoker, since you have already started
Yes master
Will you be filled with a great fear if you do not have my magical cigarettes
Yes master
Will you always rationalise that you are better off being a smoker
Yes master
Even though it ruins your health and costs you money
Yes master
Do you believe with all your heart and soul that you MUST have my magical cigarettes
Yes master
Do you believe that you are in control and the reason you smoke is because you enjoy smoking
Yes master
Will you always buy my cigarettes even if you have virtually no money
Yes master
Will you smoke my cigarettes even if you feel guilty and stupid doing so
Yes master
Are you brainwashed
No master
Your obsequiousness is turning my stomach. Now get out of my sight.
Sorry master. I will now go and buy your magical cigarettes
Of course you will. I totally control you.

(Sydney, Australia 2003)


Comments about Yes Master by Alessandra Liverani

  • (5/24/2005 7:58:00 AM)


    Such a great poem...I am still struggling to understand how strong that addiction is for my mother. It just kills me to watch.. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2005



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