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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Scourge the Bastard

Scourge the bastard till he starts to bleed
(they cry, with righteous anger and disdain)
for advocating legalising weed.

Elected democratically, indeed!
Drugs have caused such misery and pain,
so scourge the bastard till he starts to bleed.

Protect our children from this evil creed
and cut the tongues from those who won’t refrain
from advocating legalising weed.

You say that hash is harmless? I concede
that alcohol is much more of a stain.
Still, scourge the bastard till he starts to bleed.

And cigarettes may feed a dying breed
but string him up, I tell you once again,
for advocating legalising weed.

You might as well say pushers should be freed
to kill our kids with acid and cocaine!
So, scourge the bastard till he starts to bleed.
for advocating legalising weed.

© Peter Goulding

Time for debate on cannabis says 'Ming.'

Peter Goulding rails at life from the comfort of his Dublin armchair. Lured into poetry by the promise of untold wealth, his work has been rejected by editors in four continents.


  1. A fine poem written on a topic of interest Peter.

    Interesting stuff to be found here
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/10/portugal-decriminalisation-drugs-britain_n_2270789.html. (Please read all links on article.)

    Anna :o]

  2. Thanks Anna. That's certainly an interesting point of view!!