Up in smoke

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This poem and works written or created are copyright of ToastedGhost 2008
Read as a rant!

Up in Smoke

Inhale tobacco giant
I will not be compliant
your swirls of smoke smart my eyes
I see through your silver guise
Luxury lifestyle perpetuated on greed
of nations deceived
of a labour force paid 23p per day
the highest paid worker or so you say
too scared to live
yet too scared to die
support the dictator
replenish the lie
grave human rights abuses
they’ll all make their own excuses
Kenneth Clarke made a remark
upon Brutal Burma’s plight
but his ideas quickly took flight
since he is the deputy chairman of British American Tobacco
His pipe dream seemed a little wacko
The hypocrite is a culprit
who aids the force of labour
these words he cannot savour
don’t pretend to be their saviour
’til you have corrected your own behaviour
You help support one of the largest armies in Asia
50,000 child soldiers help the earser
ethnic cleansing is just the tip of the glacier
1,500 political prisoners, torture and rape
this aint no breakfast show debate
A global capital of heroin and speed
help repress the nations need
injections of a harsh reality
a nation stripped of all morality
2 billion dollars spent on destruction
feeding arms dealers bent on corruption!

Lost is the voice of reason
for to object amounts to treason
left 20 years in a cell to rot
who shall we say has lost the plot

Still dying for a smoke?
Well if its a Rothmans
I hope you f…… choke!

It is your right to smoke. Just be aware as to where your tobacco comes from!

Up in smoke


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This poem was written in 2003

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