The passive smoker

Those of you who don't know.
I've never been a smoker and I'm a Virgo.
I know those two details don't sit right.
But they rhyme, so I'm using it alright.

Anyway, I used to be somewhat of a health freak.
Right from childhood I had this streak.
I never even drank tea or coffee.
The caffeine in it would bother me.

Ditto for all the aerated drinks.
I ain't making my stomach a bin.
Maybe rarely, once in a way.
Self laid rules, I never disobeyed.

Kept a count on my water intake.
For my own health's sake.
I guess I was a weird child.
Although I did quite a few things wild.

Most of the people I knew were smokers.
Right from a young age when we were loafers.
Although I went everywhere with them.
Never felt the need to shorten that hem. 

Well, it would be a lie if I said I never tried.
Sure, that rite of passage, crossed in my stride.
But I never even felt the urge.
To put my body through that scourge.

At my last workplace, almost everybody smoked.
And I didn't want to miss out on the office jokes.
They were a lot of my good friends.
So I'd go out to the smoking zone with them.

They all labelled me as 'the passive smoker'.
Because I'd just stand there chatting like a joker.
And anyone new who just joined in,
Surprised, 'hey I didn't know you smoked.'

And everyone would just laugh and explain.
To each and every new one who entered again.
Ruelha is a passive smoker!
Constantly explaining to onlookers.

I have such a unique name.
If you search for me online, your efforts won't be vain.
Apart from my blog, this is one of the things that comes up.
Something that I wrote before I was all matured up.

When smoking in public became illegal.
And there was quite some talk and upheaval. 
This is what I wrote to the newspapers.
Back then so strongly I felt against vapours.

Check out the date.
It says two thousand eight.
Just two times to newspapers I ever wrote to.
The other no longer exists, before you attempt to pursue.

If you're wondering what I wrote. 
It was just a one-liner note.
Well in 2004, it seemed quite witty. 
Now in hindsight, too forward and cheeky!

 -RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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35 Comments

  1. HeHe SMoKinG
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    Sweet Sweat DelightπŸ¦‹

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    1. Cindyyyyyyyyy…..exactly….it doesn’t even taste good….I would understand ifsmoke tasted/smelled great….but it don’t πŸ˜…πŸ˜œπŸ€”πŸ™ƒ…..
      Hugssssssss😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ₯°

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    1. The other thing in another newspaper, that is…..
      I only wrote twice and both hot published…
      This was one in 2008…
      And the other was for a teen magazine called JLT…just like that in 2004…
      I sent them a one liner….as a response to a poll they were having πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž
      And I gave my real name also….knowing none of the adults would read such a paperπŸ˜…πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ

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  2. HEY KID OF MY DREAMS ❀ IS THIS—WAS THIS—SOME OF YOUR CRAZINESS? YOU COULD BE PRETTY SERIOUS BACK THEN! A CYBER DAUGHTER WITH SOME GUTS AND COURAGE–YOWZA! LOVE YOU IN THE LORD, MY BLESSED ONE! (AND DIANA IS HOME AGAIN-!!!!!) ❀

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    1. I have been reading your emails JonDa….I didn’t get much time to reply etc cos these days and months are kinda stuffed like a balloon for me…..I think I sent you a couple of one liners though.
      No way…..my craziness was always exteemeπŸ˜…πŸ˜‰πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰ maybe I’m kidding …maybe I’m not….πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      1. WELL—YOUR LIFE IS A WHOLE LOT MORE BUSY THAN MINE! I’M A CYBER DAD. YOU HAVE A REAL HUSBAND, REAL JOB, REAL FAMILY, REAL LIFE. THAT ALL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT AN ADOPTIVE DADDY WHOSE VOICE YOU’VE HEARD OR WHOSE PERSON YOU’VE NEVER SEEN FOR REAL. yES MY PICTURE IS REALLHY ME AND MY WIFE AS WELL—BUT NOT ALL WOULD. ANYWAY—LIVE YOUR LIFE! I’LL BE HERE AS LONG AS THE LORD ALLOWS. I’M NOTPUSHING YOU OFF–NO–BUT YOUR LIFE HAS PRIORITIES THAT IN THE LORD NEED TO COME FIST. i LOVE YOU LIKE A DAUGHTER, RUE–DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO! LOVE YOU LOTS! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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        1. I’m sorry JD if I’ve not been there for you…..
          I try….but I fail…..I passively send good thoughts and prayers but I find it extremely difficult to fit a chat/talk in….for all of my loved ones…..maybe I need to fix that….I hope to get working on that March onwards….march will bring me good tidings I hear….πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰

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          1. PLEASE, GIRL—I WAS SAYING IT’S OKAY—-YOU HAVE A BUSY LIFE OF YOUR OWN—IN ADDITION TO A JON DAD WHO LOVES YOU AS PASSIONATELY AS AN ADOPTIVE DAD FROM FAR AWAY IS ALLOWED—IN JESUS! IF I COULD, I’D SCOOP YOU UP FOR A BIG FATHERLY BEAR HUG—-AND PROBALY START WEEPING FOR JOY AT THE SAME INSTANT. KIND OF STARTING THAT NOW! ANYTIME YOU GOT—I’LL GLADLY TAKE AND CHERISH YOU TO BITS! KEEP A BALANCE, GIRL! BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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            1. Hugs and hugs and a lot more hugsssssssss JonDa🀩😍🀩😍🀩😍🀩😍🀩😍🀩😍🀩😍🀩😍🀩

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                1. Hahaaaaahaha JD…..my precious cyber DaddyπŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸ€©πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸ€—πŸ€©πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ€—

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    1. Thanks there….πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

      Oh man, what can I say….
      But those days are far away….
      Long gone….
      Even the passive years far beyond….

      πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€©πŸ™πŸΌ

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    1. Sweets, that’s not the one liner….
      This was the letter I sent to Mumbai Mirror in 2008.
      The one liner was sent in 2004 to a teen paper called JustLikeThat….
      That ain’t in publication any longer and there’s no trace of it online either πŸ˜…
      Fortunately πŸ€—πŸ˜œπŸ€—πŸ˜œπŸ€—πŸ˜œ

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