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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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