World Pipe Smoking Championship

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Not all important events are held in the USA. Poland excels in this particular field of endeavour.

 

The World Pipe Smoking Championships

 

The lady puffed.

While all around her coughed

and spluttered to extinction,

the lady puffed.

 

Poles apart,

the stained moustaches

and shrivelled lungs

sucked with the skill of decades,

and the lady puffed.

 

The lady puffed

patiently, persistently

she puffed with Grace

until Grace expired,

but still,

the lady puffed.

 

From Pole position

the wizened leader

extracted his smouldering

glow from every

tobacco strand

in his perfect pipe

then dimmed to nothingness

and the lady puffed.

 

Wheezing wannabees

wilted with weary

wistfulness as their

tar clogged clays

tumbled cold

from their shrivelled lips,

while the lady puffed.

 

Minutes passed,

bowls emptied,

ash cooled,

suckers ceased,

the lady puffed.

 

Hours went by.

Judges fainted in admiration.

Seasoned and fancied

contestants were Poleaxed.

The lady wins.

◄ World Hot Dog Eating Championship 2007

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Comments

Kevin Connolly

Thu 20th Dec 2007 21:35

The lady puffed
patiently, persistently
she puffed with Grace
until Grace expired, (lol)
but still,
the lady puffed.

From Pole position
the wizened leader
extracted his smouldering
glow from every
tobacco strand
in his perfect pipe
then dimmed to nothingness
and the lady puffed.

This poem sums up the art of perseverance. Never give up, and you can become the champion too.
Excellent, Malcolm.

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Zuzanna Musial

Wed 19th Dec 2007 17:08

Good thought in your writing! Not sure if only Poland would be the Champion in smoking in that matter as I found Europe in general people are heavy smokers there. When traveling through European country I was basically chocked by the smokers...Smile I wished the people responsible for the Health -doctors should do something about that! You brought good point in your write. Smoking shall be banned.

Thank you...Zuzanna

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