Give me one more cigarette Or I Perish! By Soyombo Ayomikun

“Kindly save the next stick for tomorrow, when tomorrow emerges, save it again for tomorrow”.

Things I’ve heard:

1. With each puff
I inhale gods
Causing me to grow wings
Easing me above pains
If you ever want an instant miracle
Go embrace the sticks

2.When I pout my lips
And slot in the stick,
golden smiles return
My troubled spirit simmers
Deliverance becomes my gift
Just as the bible promised

3.Some people talk about it
As being a cause of lung cancer
Instead,within its sweet bowel
I find loads of answers
Please give me one more cigarette
Before I perish

4.Come to think of it
I’ve got several witnesses
Elderly men & women who have been ‘puffing’ for years
Handsome & beautiful without season
Tobacco nourishes their smiles
It adds glory to their skins

Things I’ve seen:

1.It was a bleak day
A patient came coughing
He had smoked for 25years
An average of a pack per day
Tobacco was his lover
Nothing else was meaningful

2. He tried calling on me
His doctor to do some magic
He coughed out blood instead
His relatives beholding in shock
I held on to him
He reeked of death

3.His lungs were already caked
Breathing had become a gruesome task
His blood sugar & pressure were even up
In a few days stroke knocked on his brain
Helplessly we watched
As cigarette gagged him to death

4.I have seen hearts ravaged
By tobacco’s devilish fangs
I’ve seen many become orphans & widows
As father chose to travel beyond
With tobacco as his worthy mate
To depths of ‘nothingness’ & grief

5.True that some smoked it
For decades without a single hurt
While those camouflaging as being ‘holy’
Encountered death in other quarters as they fled from cigarette
But why gamble with the devil?
Why gamble with your life?

6.Kindly save the next stick
For tomorrow
When tomorrow emerges
Save it again for tomorrow
Let it become a relic of your battle
As for the next puff, let tomorrow never come

Soyombo Ayomikun tweets from @alabaster85


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