Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Even the Jedi Cannot Stave Off Heart Attacks of a Young Princess

As the tributes to Carrie Fisher from fans and fellow celebrities pour in
Another reminder that smoking is almost always guaranteed to put you in a battle you cannot win
60 years old is way too young for a woman  to from a heart attack die
With genes from a mother still alive at 84 and a father who died from complications from a broken hip you wonder why.
Her mother Debbie Reynolds never smoked and is still alive and kicking
Not facing the cigarette time bomb that even if you quit it remains ticking
If there is a silver lining in Carrie Fisher’s early death it might be this
Smoke as she did and there will be thousands of lines of scripts to miss
Along with more episodes of Star Wars for the Force to us mere mortals awe and impress
But even the Jedi cannot for their actors and actresses who smoke, cancer, heart attacks and strokes suppress
Movie scenes may last almost forever on the small or big screen
But not for the thespians who pick up the habit soon to be trapped by clouds of nicotine.
© December 27, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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