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Lobbying Limericks

by spence

To Whom It May Concern; I hope this letter finds
The reader in good health (and with an open state of mind)
It has come to our attention, we who wrote up this petition
That many people feel aggrieved at Government decisions
To criminalise a substance that causes little harm
And spend lots of tax payers hard earned cash
On closing down weed farms
But in this time of great recession, we think it may be wise
To reconsider you position and weed be legalised
It’s a drug that many like to use in times of recreation
And we feel it may be preferable to riots 'round the nation...

If cannabis was legal and alcohol not allowed
The only time you’d see a rowdy crowd
Was when the ice cream van came ‘round!
Public order offences would decline to almost nought
If alcohol was not for sale and cannabis was bought
If cannabis was legal whole black markets would collapse
And think of generated tax from sales of skunk and hash
Entire syndicates of crime would disappear overnight
If cannabis was legalised- (‘hey dude- you got a light?’)
If cannabis was legal- if we could grow our own
We’d be relaxing and thinking peacefully at home
For the fact you lost our cash you may be partially atoned
(Or do states do not like us thinking? Is this why it’s not condoned?)
But then if cannabis was legal and alcohol prohibited
We might find our times of celebration a little bit inhibited
So legalise the lovely weed and keep alcohol to toast
The fact that many citizens like a little bit of both!

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Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
by poetess41 on Friday, December 03, 2010 (14:30:40)
I absolutely support your right to self determine and choose all things which your life considers it needs.....great piece of writing Spence.....*smiles*

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    Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
    by spence on Saturday, December 04, 2010 (00:04:08)
    Thank you for the read and rate and supportive comment. I don't think smoking weed would be as much fun if it was legal though AND I'd have one less thing to complain about... ha ha! Take care, spence

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Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
by Ilan on Saturday, December 04, 2010 (08:51:16)
Thoughtful poetry

Alcohol triggers anger

Cannabis makes mellow

albeit weed can trigger psychosis

mostly triggers relaxation

alcohol causes huge road toll

weed can cause depression as can alcohol

weighing up
the pros and cons
I reckon you're correct

too much tax earned on drink
weed wouldn't produce taxes

Power and politics

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    Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
    by spence on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 (22:32:37)
    Cheers Ilan- great breakdown too... as for psychosis... you wanna see the pubs round my way on a friday night! They're fulla psychos! take care, spence

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Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
by rondo on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 (21:59:54)
A masterpiece in poetry this lobby in limerick
from title to gut busting end ....a psalm in philosophy and politico and a song to my ears in rhyme and perfect meter
"your the man" Spence....peace 10 & Favorite

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    Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
    by spence on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 (22:33:48)
    Thank you Rondo... your comments alone make my efforts worthwhile. Take care, spence

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Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Monday, December 27, 2010 (09:40:40)
preaching to the already converted here mate. to quote the comedian bill hicks "you can do everything you normally do when you are on dope...but you realise it's just not worth the effort ".
thanks for the message, i'll get back to you shortly.
" i never watch t.v......unless i'm stoned " - talking heads. - paul.

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Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
by badmalthus on Thursday, January 20, 2011 (19:11:37)
Oh Yeh!! Up until recently you could grow a plant here in South Australia...not now...just another backward fuckin' step...loved it Lee.

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Re: Lobbying Limericks (Score: 1 )
by starstruck13 on Friday, January 27, 2012 (16:27:17)
hey, this is a strongly worded letter lets send it in i dont mind a little weed to celebrate this occasion. good write

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