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Candy Cigarettes

For The vocal Snacktime Sonata Challenge

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 25 days ago • Updated 24 days ago • 1 min read
By Alf van Beem - Own work, CC0,

As a kid I loved candy cigarettes. Maybe they were meant to tempt kids like me into the real hard stuff.

It didn't work.

The video features "Beer and Cigarettes" by Terraplane


You Know That When I Was Only Six

They Gave Me Candy Cigarette Sticks

They Were Sweet And So Chocolatey

The Whole Packet Was Enjoyed By Me


Yeah, I Got Them On The Way To School

Smokin' Candy Made Me Feel So Cool

Sharing Candy Ciggies Made Me Friends

But One Day My Schooldays Had To End


At Fourteen My First Real Tobacco

My Mates Tried To Make Me Have A Go

Lit Up My First Players Number Ten

Coughed And Sputtered, I Binned Them And Then


I Was Definitely Unconvinced

I Haven't Smoked A Cigarette Since



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  • Rachel Deeming21 days ago

    I remember these so well, Mike! I can taste them now as I'm sitting here.

  • Hannah Moore21 days ago

    I had these too! And never became a smoker.

  • Lamar Wiggins24 days ago

    I remember them so well. One type was bubble gum, the other I liked was some kind of chalky textured candy, but the flavor kept you coming back. Awesome poem, Mike!

  • Tiffany Gordon 24 days ago

    Fabulous work! I miss those things! lol

  • I forgot all about these. Great entry

  • Omgggg I love those things! It's been ages since I've had them! So glad you didn't smoke again after that. Loved your poem!

  • Jeffrey Allison24 days ago

    Just the memory of getting candy cig. just wow the love I felt of learning bad health side effects !!!

  • So remember those! So unPC nowadays! Glad you never caught on to the real do! Loved the fun in this albeit a serious-ish message!

  • L.C. Schäfer25 days ago

    Another one that just had the sugar sticks here, but jealous you got choccy baccy in yours!

  • Anna 25 days ago

    Amazing poem! Well done!😊

  • Mike, this is charming! Ours were just sugar ciggies, If they had been chocolate, I would have been in!! So glad you didn't bite on the grown-up ones. Fun memories, though, mimicking our dads.

  • Ours were always the chalky sugary (if you can call it that), kind. Blast from the past. And yeah, we were so cool!

  • Cathy holmes25 days ago

    I remember those. There was also another kind. They were hard, white candy sticks. Did you have that kind as well?

  • Mariann Carroll25 days ago

    I remember the candy cigarettes. This poem took me back in time ❤️

  • Babs Iverson25 days ago

    Fabulous!!! Loved the sonnet!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Mother Combs25 days ago

    I remember how cool we thought we were as kids pretending to 'smoke' our candy cigs lol

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