A Cigarette Speaks to a Pretty Girl


By: Elizabeth Hassell

I’m just a cigarette-
Don’t be afraid of me.
Why, all the advertisers say
I’m harmless as can be!

They tell you I’m your “best friend”
(I Like that cunning lie),
And say you’ll “walk a mile” for me
Because I “satisfy.”

So come on, girlie, be a sport!
Why longer hesitate?
With me between your pretty lips
You’ll be quite up-to-date.

You may not like me right at first,
But very soon, I’ll bet,
You’ll find you just can’t get along
Without a cigarette.

You’ve smoked one packages, so
I know I have nothing to fear;
When once I get a grip on girls,
They’re mine for life, my dear!

Your freedom you began to lose
The very day we met-
When I convinced you is was smart
To smoke a cigarette!

The color’s fading from your cheeks;
You fingertips are stained.
And now you’d like to give me up,
But, sister, you are chained.

You even took a drink last night;
I though you would ere long.
For those whom I enslave soon lose
Their sense of right and wrong.

Year after year, I’ve fettered you
And led you blindly on,
Till now you’re just a bunch of nerves
With looks and health both gone.

You’re pale and thin, and have a cough:
The doctor says, “It’s cancer.”
He says you can’t expect to live

But it’s too late to worry now.
When you became my slave.
You should have known the chances
Were you’d fill an early grave.

And now that I have done my part,
And I have done it well
I’ll leave you with my partner, Death,
He’ll come for you – Farewell.


“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the
lusts thereof… Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves to obey, his
servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience
righteousness?… For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:12,16,23).

Jesus is your only hope and is the way of escape. He said, “I am THE WAY, THE
TRUTH, and THE LIFE” (John 14:6). Jesus can save your soul from SIN and from
POWER of the DEVIL. Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in
earth” (Matt. 28:18).

(The above material was taken from Eternal Grace Baptist Church, Bainbridge,

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