Thursday, May 31, 2012

On A Slow Suicidal Track- An Inspiring poem for quitting Smoking on World No Tobacco Day

"Hiding from my wife and children, I secretly walk out of the house;
I can't resist the feeling that this smoking arouse.
I light up the cigarette every hour without a brake;
Though I'd love to live long, but I know I'm walking on a Slow Suicidal Track.

Though I love her a lot, but still we often fight;
The never ending discussion of what is wrong and what is right?
I'd love to somehow fill our relation's ever occurring cracks;
Though I want to live a happy life, but with smoking, I know I'm walking on a Slow Suicidal Track.

In the price of my expensive cigarette, a hungry soul could have a meal;
In the time I finish one, 50 children would have lost their lives, it's true but seems so unreal.
I never knew with my one cigarette so much was at stake;
Though I'd like to save their lives but with smoking I find myself on a Slow Suicidal Track.

My kids don't come close to me, my breath repels them;
My wife won't love, my parents won't talk, my life, it is mayhem!
They all in one voice say, if I don't quit smoking, there won't be many candles on my birthday Cake;
I know they're right, but still I haven't quit, I'm still walking on this Slow Suicidal Track

Though I'm pretty young but I can't walk long, don't feel strong, I feel very old;
"This Cigarette is a medicine my friend", Oh! It all began with this lie that jerk sold!
The blood, the cough, the cancer and tar have filled up to my mouth and my neck;
And I being an idiot still walked on the Slow Suicidal Track.

I don't want to suffer it all just to light the fire and to give in to my pity desire;
If I don't quit I'd lose it all, now to quit it forever is what I aspire.
I suffered a lot, I had enough, this misery has to end and now there's no turning back!
I Stop, I Quit, I know I have walked enough on this Slow Suicidal track.

Please listen my friend, if you use tobacco or smoke it too,
Don't give in, the quitting is hard just in the first day or two.
Now since you've begun don't fallback, attack! there's nothing you lack,
There's no use on walking on this, let's smack! this dirty Suicidal Track!"

On this
World No Tobacco Day
Quit Smoking!
            Choose Life over Death, Choose Merry over Misery!
End the Suffering, begin the Living!
1216 people quit smoking everyday, by dying!
Please don't be part of this statistics.
If you agree with the message of the poem and you know someone who smoke, then share, pass it on and spread the words, so more people can live.

We Human, can always, have always and will always triumph over the darkest Maligns! And this is just a pity desire. Throw the cigarettes into the trash. This time let this misery smoke and disappear into this air, while you take the fresh air.

One in six person die because of smoking. To put this into context, in the US alone, tobacco kills the equivalent of three jumbo jets full of people crashing every day, with no survivors. On a worldwide basis, this equates to a single jumbo jet every hour. Source- Wikipedia (Health Effects of Smoking).

If you smoke you're a danger not to your self but to people around you, people you love, the whole society and the whole Humanity! There is a chance that 33% people around you will get the cancer and die due to Passive Smoking (Passive Smoking)

This poem is part of a collective project to make the World a Better Place, called The Project for A Better World Without Diseases, Disaster and Despair, click for more information.

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Till the next time, Keep Smiling, Keep doing Good, Keep changing the World with your exceptional work and most importantly,
Keep Trailing on your Untrailed Path.


Julia said...

Happy World No Tobacco day Man of Wisdom!!! where u had been??? Missed a new poem or story! though we were connected on twitter. but 140 letters too short!!
Missed ya! & this poem is so emotional, i scolded my bro he smokes and e got an awful but serious expression on his face after reading it! its very touching and bitter but bitter is needed
what is this new project? i'll connect with it! bye-bye
lots of lots of love
-Julia xoxoxo

Vineet said...

that was a piece of wisdom i must say!! luvd d content and feeling.

Ian, Scotland said...

Hard to swallow this poem but it happens. it happens with me too, this and a few other reason (can't make good love! always tired, short of it, not proper to talk here, eh?) lead me to quit the sticks and the pot
Yeah bitter lines but helped me especially that one 'quitting is tough in the first day or two.' it feels like a rope is bound somewhere to me and someone stretching it violently like it would rip me off if i don smoke but soon i focus on good part, my love, job kids and gardening and the feeling disappears.
Thanks for this mate. You brighten up many faces you don't see :)

I became reader after readin this & now i'll always will be said...

I quit smokin! yes! no more breathing in the smoke. i saw my lungs image and then decided to quit, but it kept comin back to me. man wisdom this really helped. BLESS YOU!

Julia said...

Thanks Man of Wisdom, are you ok? You talked about travels, you shouldn't travel at such an old age. Hope you're all right Missing you and the amazing quotes.
I created a facebook to connect with the page but you haaven't updated there. come back missing ya
get well soon
keep trailing on your untrailed path
(Yeah learnt from you, but don't know why i felt i should write it)

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