Ridiculous Penalties for a Ridiculous Law

Posted: October 2, 2015 in Poetry
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“Criminal” © MSK 9-4-2013

Got some extra cash, future looks grand
Give my girl a call and make some plans.
Working hard and things are going great
Take her out on the town and celebrate.

After dinner we take in a show
Meet some old friends that wanna go.
Hangin out, talking a little shop
When all of a sudden we see the cop.

Busted for possession of a little pot
They threw us in jail and left us to rot.
Took pictures and prints and after one call
Each one of us became a criminal.

Cancer started early and spread so fast
Time is measured in pain, not weeks that have passed.
Morning to night alone and feeling ill
Insurance companies refused to help pay the bill.

Not born to money, fame or wealth
Struggling just to maintain her health.
No medications working at this point
But she finds relief by smoking a joint.

Busted for buying from an undercover cop
They threw her in a cell and left her to rot.
Ridiculous penalties for a ridiculous law
We just turned her into a criminal.

No addiction, violence or inability to think
Nothing compared to meth, coke or a few drinks.
I just find it bordering psychotic
To punish marijuana use like a narcotic.

Laws often made of bribes and cash
Make it illegal to keep a private stash.
Politicians, drug-lords and all of their friends
Hope this money making game never ends.

Comments
  1. Kelly says:

    Love it! Ridiculous law ideed! Fight the power! Freedom is coming!

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  2. tracihalpin says:

    I remember years ago you got a summons, before they changed the law.

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  3. Hi MidiMike, your short story sign-up is now live on the blog. Hope you like it.

    Cheers,
    The Anomalous Male.

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  4. JC says:

    I wholeheartedly agree!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Chained King says:

    Harry POTter approves this message

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  6. CathyAnnis says:

    Reblogged this on Cathy Annis and commented:
    Powerful presentation of a well thought out argument.

    Liked by 1 person

    • midimike says:

      That was really cool of you. I think it is a story we should be challenging. Sometimes the ‘new plan’ sounds great and has the right goal, but others can be misguided from the start.

      Like

  7. What a sad story. So glad more states are legalizing marijuana.

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  8. hooklineandinkwell says:

    A sad state of affairs that is all too common in many places in North America. Great piece!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. rubiredsaid says:

    The law is an ass!
    There are so many who find this useful for pain. I am taking the oil at the moment and it has worked to a certain degree. Good topic which always rears it’s head.
    Thanks as usual for liking my poem.

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  10. tmezpoetry says:

    I used to be against its usage for medical purposes, but after the research and really trying to understand the issues better I’ve totally changed my position. Very simple reasoning, it works and the comparison between pot deaths and prescription meds deaths is astounding. Well too, I grew up with hippies in the family lol.

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    • midimike says:

      Good for you! Keeping an open mind is what makes all of us great, healthy and wise lol. It is hard to understand what we do not see or need…… if you can do that with the other person’s position, you will change. I think we all had hippies in the family Ha! Thank you.

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  11. Nadine says:

    Jail for marijuana, meanwhile the real criminals are roaming freely in the streets (criminals=politicians)

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  12. othermary says:

    Has this been set to music, or will it be? (Other than maybe the title) I think it would work well.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. thomas robinson says:

    Vivid pictures of real life people hurt by irrational drug laws. Inspiring lyrics and no better time to publicize them.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. othermary says:

    I’m not sure if this is the place for this comment, and if so pls delete after you read, but a title like “Criminal” or “It’s Criminal” could refer to both the the fact that pot is not leagalized in most places, and that the legal status and penalties are criminal. Just a thought.

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  15. Legalize it! Check out Peter Tosh…

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  16. Hi midimike. You speak a lot of truth. Great to hear from you. Thank you for liking my poems All Hallows Eve! and Near A Fiery Star! Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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    • midimike says:

      I am a week behind and many apologies as I work through the windows 10 upgrade that had a small issue…. You are very welcome. In Ohio we vote tomorrow to pass or reject a law legalizing but with some unnecessary stuff thrown in to make some people rich. Every one wants a piece of that pie! Thank you and always good to hear from you!

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