I Deserve A Cigarette

Poem By Alessandra Liverani

I deserve a cigarette
I deserve to breathe noxious fumes into my lungs
I deserve to always crave a cigarette
I deserve to feel anxious if I do not have one

I deserve to feel guilty and weak
I deserve to push my guilt onto others
I deserve to get emphysema and lung cancer
I deserve to pay for cigarettes

I deserve to smell disgusting
I deserve to live in fear
I deserve to spend any spare moment breathing noxious fumes
I deserve to think I am getting something out of it

No-one deserves that

(Sydney, Australia - 2005)

Comments about I Deserve A Cigarette

Nice one, and you're absolutely right...no one deserves that! Sincerely, Mary
I got a kick out of this poem...prolly cause I understand it soooooo well....interesting writing.

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