Poems on "Thoughts"

Please quit

a poem by Mainak Chatterjee

My son has asked me several times
To quit smoking
But I give lame excuses
And won’t listen to him

He even warned me
I may get lung cancer
But still I continue
Assuring I would stop soon forever

Sometimes I ask myself
Today I am ignoring his advise
Will he listen to me tomorrow
If he picks up the same vice