My Dad Is Still Smoking

Dad is still smoking.

I’m really upset.

I found his old ashtray

and a used cigarette.

 

He says it’s not his –

I can’t really tell.

But I know he’s been smoking

His clothes have that smell.

 

I’ve shown him these pictures

of folks with diseases

that come from tobacco

with coughs and with wheezes.

 

But my dad is still smoking.

It makes my heart blue.

To discipline grown-ups,

What can you do?

 

My dad is a strong man,

he’s daring and brave,

but when it comes to tobacco

he acts like a slave.

 

He tells me he’s quitting

but when will that be?

He won’t stop for himself;

maybe he’ll stop for me…

 

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