Sonnet: Smoke

Look, smoke billows from chimneys of houses,
And factories, coal-engines and wood-ovens;
From cigarettes/ cigars of both spouses,
And exhaust fumes from vehicles, so dense.

What patterns it can form in air that’s still!
A feast to watching eyes that observe it;
And soon the air is full of smokes that kill,
And smokers blow patterns by mere habit.

Yet, few think of the hazards posed by smoke;
Both plants and animals suffer a lot;
In men, it causes cancer, infarct, stroke;
Much deleterious things by smoke is wrought.

Shouldn’t we reduce the smoke levels in air?
Endangering children’s lives is quite unfair.

6-30-2002 by Dr John Celes

by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

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