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Man Jun 2023
I know when to be persistent,
I know when to stop trying.
I'll quit my "*******,"
Stop my "crying."
Zoe Mae Jul 2021
I tried
I'm spent
I give up
I relent

I quit
I'll just stop
I can't stand
I just flop

I'm broke
I'm a mess
I've no *****
I regress

I've failed
I won't fight
I'm lost
I can't write
Michael Brogan May 2020
You're a demise.

You don't know that. You're syrup that means so much.

I don't love you,

As a matter of fact I really ******* hate you,

but I need you.

That's right. I need you.
I'm a coward without you. I depend on you.

One day I won't. I hope one day I won't. But until then, I'm at your beck and call.
Tangerine May 2020
๐’ถ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž
๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐’น๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ˆ ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“๐‘’๐“ƒ
๐“…๐’ถ๐“๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ธ๐“‡๐“Š๐‘’๐“
๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š ๐’ป๐“๐‘’๐‘’
Angel M Dec 2019
Maybe there's a Heaven up above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to long for somebody who outgrew you
And it's not my cries that you hear at night
Youโ€™re not somebody who's seen the light
Iโ€™m cold and I am broken But I love you

There was never a time when youโ€™d let me know
What's really going on below
You never wanted to share that with me, did you?
And remember how I moved under you
The way your tongue was moving too
And every breath I drew was Because I love you

They say to love is to feel painย ย 
I didnโ€™t even know the shame
I was blinded by love, the first moment I saw you
There's a blaze of light in all my words
But It never mattered that you heard
My shattered and my broken words, I love you

I did my best, it wasn't enough
You couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I never tried to fool you
And even though it at times seem wrong
I still stand before you naked and alone
With nothing on my tongue but that I love you

I love you
I love you
I love you
Inspired by Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Randy Johnson Nov 2019
I'm happy to say that I quit smoking half a year ago.
It's been six months today since I last smoked tobacco.
When I was presented with the opportunity to quit, I decided to reach out and grab it.
All that I needed was some nicotine patches and faith in God to be able to kick the habit.
I quit smoking even though it's not an easy thing to do.
If you're a smoker who wants to quit, I believe in you.
Keiya Tasire Oct 2019
When I feel like quitting
I tell myself, "Take just one more step."
Then I do it.

And then again
When I feel like quitting
I tell myself, "And then take another
"Just one more step."
Then I do it again.

And again when I feel like quitting
I say, "Self, take another,
"Just one more step."
Then I do it again and again.

I keep talking to myself
And I keep going
Again and again and again.

Until there is just one more step to take
And then I say,
"Self you can do it. Take Just one more step!"
As I step into my, "I did it!"

I celebrate and celebrate
All the while
My mind is thinking
"Self, What is  next? Let's do it again!"
One challenge after another. Keep learning, keep growing, See the lesson. = increased wisdom.
Randy Johnson Jul 2019
I've been smoke free two months today.
I haven't smoked and I hope that's how things will stay.
Please don't start smoking, it wasn't a good thing for me to do.
Please say no to nicotine because that is what is best for you.
Richard Yeans Jan 2019
I ******* hate
That I have to quit smoking.
I'm not a quitter.

Smoking fills the gaps in time
Between teenage self-awareness and
And sleep of any kind.  
I crave to feel the smoke inside
Slowly eating at my pride.
I donโ€™t want to live as long as you
And watch the world divide.

Itโ€™s what I do when you are mad
Itโ€™s what I do to **** the pain
At least when my hands are doing this
I forget your cold disdain.

At this point, itโ€™s pure economics.
I donโ€™t want to stop
I love the power of choice, even if that choice
Is poor.  
But you canโ€™t pull your weight without me,
So smoking, nevermore.
m Jan 2019
I feel a burning in my chest
as I inhale the carbon monoxide
Romanticizing smoking
is ******* overdone
But I'm guilty of it
So I'm quitting
I have 4 cigarettes
to get me through tomorrow
and then I'm done
Or, at least I hope I'm done
I'm gonna quit smoking and switch to vaping, but I feel that vaping has no place in poetry lol
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