Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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NICOTIANA TABACUM
So what shall we do now with her
That broad-leafed gifted allure
That nature shaped so lovingly
Why use, then deem her so impure

She's certainly no poison ivy
To that for sure we are all privy
Furling boldly through air drafts
Nor is she Venus Fly Trap livey

Why reap to smoke her anyway
Is she good for anything, touché
Fodder, insect repellent, healing
She is so much abused now-a-day

Does she have a place in paradise
Where fairy and elf can share a nice
Shade from Eden's sun a-blazing
Why do we not offer to her a reprise
NICOTIANA TABACUM © gillena cox 2017
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Midweek Motif ~ Smoking Tobacco

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Annell

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  2. Well, I am hoping for at least a nonsmoking section in Paradise. LOL. I really love the fairy and elf in your poem!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  3. "That broad-leafed gifted allure
    That nature shaped so lovingly "

    Hmm. The loveliness of the leaf is a new thought to me. Even though I once visited a cigar factory, I have never seen the live plant. I like how you speak of "her." It is possible that if we smoked pure tobacco without chemicals, we could keep the habit and occupy our hands and lips in graceful gestures. Such an unpredictable poem! I'd grant her a reprieve. Smile.

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  4. Well, this gives new meaning to this plant.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Martin

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  5. Curiously my grandfather grew his own tobacco as he was a pipe smoker and managed to get to 88!

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    1. Wow, not bad. Thanks for dropping in Robin

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  6. Nice point of view here Gillena...why shouldn't a plant find a place in paradise because humans don't know any better!

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  7. You certainly gave a fresh perspective on tobacco plant. And you ask interesting questions, "Does she have a place in paradise..."
    Brilliant response to the prompt!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Khaya

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  8. I have never seen a tobacco plant - thank you for sharing

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  9. Glad you dropped in Jae

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  10. I am so averse to tobacco that I would even weed the ornamental type out of flower mixes!! We get to see these plants here...they look pretty no doubt!
    Thanks Gellina for sharing your beautiful thought... :)

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Panchali

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  12. Very original and well expressed

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  13. ...which is to say, it all depends on how we use (or abuse) a plant...

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  14. Thanks for dropping in MMT

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  15. Pretty plant meant to be left to its original purpose like toadstools and lovely berries. If you eat them they kill you.

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  16. Thanks for your appreciation Rall

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