One Last Cigarette

June 4, 2022 at 9:02 pm (Humour, Poetry) ()

And her last request
Was a final cigarette
Light was provided


  1. George F. said,


  2. George F. said,

    Differences in perception: You saw this as her smoking a cigarette, I saw her burning at the stake trying to spit out the fire. So what do these differences in perception say about the observer?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      That I’d fit in as a member of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus comedy crew.

      You’d find your niche as the host of a discussion show on PBS.

  3. Hyperion said,

    I think it takes real gumption to light your last smoke on the fire that burns you. I saw St. Joan of Arc. I wonder what this says about me? ๐Ÿค”

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      It says you’re an admirer of St. Joan of Arc. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ”ฅ

      As am I.

      I think it does take real gumption to light your last smoke on the fire that burns you.

      I could picture St. Joan of Arc doing that.

      That is if tobacco had been introduced to Europe then.

      Tobacco didn’t come into use in Europe until Sir Walter Raleigh discovered it in what would become the American state of Virginia.

      • Hyperion said,

        I think Sir Walter Raleigh fell to the axman too. It seems the Royalty were non smokers. When I think my life sucks and I canโ€™t get my mojo back, I think of St. Joan of Arc and how she endured with complete faith even to her death she was unshaken. Her story gave me strength to endure.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Saint Joan’s life was very inspirational.

        I was good friends with an older woman Joan Rogers who had been a U.S. Army nurse in Vietnam during the war.

        She had a series of ailments due to her and others in her unit being sprayed by Agent Orange.

        Although she said the hardest part was getting the U.S. government to acknowledge they were using Agent Orange in Vietnam since the official government narrative was they weren’t using Agent Orange in Vietnam- let alone accidentally spraying their own troops with it.

        She was one of those who fought to get the U.S. government to acknowledge it.

        She later put up a fight to get the Latin Tridentine Mass said in the Archdiocese of Edmonton since the then Archbishop Joseph MacNeil was like Pope Francis.

        He didn’t want the Latin Tridentine Mass being said.

        Joan was very inspired by her saintly role model and name sake Saint Joan of Arc.

      • Hyperion said,

        Great story Chris. I love hearing about everyday people who accomplish heroic things. St. Joan of Arc is a miraculous story of a common peasant girl who gave her life to achieve Godโ€™s plans not just for France but to change the coarse of history. I can easily see how her story is necessary for those who fear the consequences of their quests for justice and equality.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, Saint Joan of Arc serves as a role model for us all.

      • Hyperion said,

        I can only hope that my pending residence in the Lake of Fire will allow my faith to remain as strong as St Joan. I should hope that would hurry me to Purgatory where I might gain my freedom and dispensation to return and possibly assist Renfield in his noble duties.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, hopefully Saint Joan’s prayers will help prevent you from winding up in the Lake of Fire and you’ll wind up in.Purgatory instead.

        And you can get dispensations to assist Renfield along with the ghosts of Orson Welles and Winston Churchill.

      • Hyperion said,

        This sounds like an excellent plan to beat Pootinโ€™s Mephistopheles arrangement whereby he sold his soul to rule the world.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, Putin should have read Christopher Marlowe’s play Dr. Faustus or Goethe’s novel Faust rather than leafing through the women’s lingerie sections of Western world catalogues when he worked as a KGB intelligence analyst in Dresden Eaat Germany.

        He might have discovered how such a deal turns out.

      • Hyperion said,

        Letโ€™s not tell him. It will be fun to watch the debt collection.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It will. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    • voodooville said,

      It is a real tragedy to find oneself on the other side (of a “God-ordained”) mob.
      But then the coroner might have put the cause of death as smoking!

      • Hyperion said,

        You bring up an excellent point that should not be overlooked. Apparently the English Christians were not so accepting of French Christians that shame them in battle. Smoking under such circumstances is definitely hard on a person. ๐Ÿค”

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And of course if this had happened during the 2020-2021 plandemic, the coroner would have probably listed the cause of death as Covid.

      • voodooville said,

        @Hyperion, I have read in The Three Musketeers, and other novels that English royalty spoke French. So why did the English and French fight so hard?
        Seems like people who have minor differences fight the hardest.

      • voodooville said,

        @Dracul Van Helsing – coroner or corona-er, what difference does it make ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Catxman said,

    Perhaps the flames indicate that the woman is “on fire” for someone, metamorphically “hot” for him. The cigarette is to calm her beating heart. Like Stephen King’s “Charlie” character, she may be capable of spraying flame in every which direction.

    — Catxman

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