War on Drugs

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‘Mr. Waron D’Rugs’

For those missing in reaction

I’ve hunted & collected
black market snakes
in the furthest jungles
of Yucatan
And I’ve seen
the mighty temples
built with corpses staked
upon the misty mountains
of Columbian cocaine
About as much
as a poor boy can
I’ve heard the sounds
of blood on the ground
from the gun American
That ‘War on Drugs’
was never meant to be won
Always profitable for some
Isn’t it high time
to make a stand?

~ david redpath © 2018

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God Be With Ye

Yes, I am angry
at the way we treat
this planet
and our fellow man
throughout
our sorry history
Yes, I am angry
like punk rock on stage
Like teenage rage
at the machine of this age
The capitalist extreme
playing the trump card obscene
Turning the tables
Burning the pages
of your judgements
turned upon a dime
Convicted
by your very own crime

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For Ernesto Che Guevara

At last
I’ve seen the past
and much like the future
it was murder
Since the beginning
of forever
brother Cain came
with low blows
to impose
some kind of order
I thank Christ
some had time to grasp
the hand at task
For chaos never stops
to counts the cost
But I blame myself
for a world of mayhem
and disorder
ever since the canonization
of my dear friend
Ernesto Che Guevara

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