I Smoke Life (a poem by Debra Jackson)
The purpose of this poem is to give recognition to people who live a drug-free life, and inspire others to change.
I know what it feels like to truly be high
Because I smoke life and I will tell you why.
It’s this sensation that is very hard to explain.
There are moments of pleasure, and moments of pain.
When I smoke life, I feel the ups and downs.
At times I may smile, other times I may frown.
It can make me feel weak, or make me feel strong.
Life, I am addicted, and I see nothing wrong.
When I smoke life, I control the outcome of my day
By things that I do, and by the things that I say.
Often I feel times of joy and happiness within.
This is the high feeling that I never want to end.
If I did not smoke life, I would not exist.
I can’t just say no, there is no way to resist.
It is surely a substance that no money can buy.
If you ask me, it is the only way to get high.
It is more powerful than crack, and much stronger than weed.
I smoke life, and that is all that I need.
I am always looking forward to living another day.
I smoke life because I can’t throw it away.
So, I must enjoy this smoke because I only get one.
I inhale, I exhale, then I am done.