I get by on a wing and a prayer
and if you believe that, you’re a fool.
There are no Angels to help me out,
I’m just the subject of ridicule.
I’ll never get a moment to shine.
For in purgatory, I am stuck.
What did I do to deserve this life?
When I was born, I was out of luck!
I am the biggest fool there is,
thinking of brighter days ahead.
As I fight to stay alive,
and walk among the dead.
How many people give a damn
for a body in need like me?
Confined in a six by eight and
shackled when I should be free.
For thirty years, I’ll be in here.
It’s called the ‘war on drugs’.
And though liquor is their vice,
they turned us into thugs.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland
That bastard Obama has pardoned more goddamn turkeys than he has pardoned non-violent prison inmates whose only crime, in many cases, is getting caught with trace amounts of weed or cocaine on them. These people are not hardened criminals. But what will they become after spending thirty years in prison because of mandatory sentencing guidelines and in many cases, the judges have thrown up their hands in frustration because they are not given a choice but to sentence these people to decades behind bars? Yes, we have just got to feed the ‘For Profit Prison Industrial Complex’. And yet, at one time alcohol was considered a vice that led to ‘immoral’ behavior(those goddamn religious fanatics had a hand in that, no doubt) and was made illegal with Prohibition. That shit ceased. So, why is it so hard for them to figure out that the same should apply to people who have been arrested on non-violent drug charges? Well..when there is 2.3 million Americans behind bars and half of them are African Americans, draw your own conclusions. I’ve drawn mine!
…oh and lest I forget, why has not one Wall Street ‘executive’ been arrested? Hint! Look up their net worth and their pictures! Yes indeed, what is in your bank account or not in your bank account and the color of your skin can send you in or keep you out!
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933. The dry movement, led by rural Protestants in the Democratic and Republican parties.
Yep, Prohibition was driven by those damn religious fanatics, alright!