My Dreams Of A Different Mother! (Re-post)

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My mother is a junkie, strung out on crack-cocaine.
I don’t know who my father is; my mom thinks it was Shane.

My brothers, John and Jack, I am raising on my own.
I am only nine years old but I am often home alone.

What I wouldn’t give for a mother not like mine;
one who doesn’t work the streets or smells like sour wine.

I know she’s out there somewhere and not just in my dreams.
She tucks me in at night and quiets my nightmare screams.

But for me, it’s gangs and drugs and poverty in the hood.
I’ll probably die a horrible death, and I would change things if I could.

I don’t make the rules of law and those who do don’t care.
They punish me for trying to live, the cops are everywhere.

When I came into this world, I was born to a junkie whore.
And those who think I’m worthless, every one of them knows the score.

I will never get to grow up or make something of myself.
My dreams of a different mother, I’ve placed high upon a shelf.

So when I am on the news for getting shot for stealing bread,
you’ll just say that I’m a thug and you’ll be glad that I am dead.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

I tweaked this one a bit because I felt the need to re-post it since lately the emphasis has been placed on the supposedly outrageous numbers of white people who have become addicted to heroin and who are overdosing and dying. There has been calls for action from the CDC to members of congress to urgently address this problem and yet, when crack was introduced into inner cities decades ago, no one saw a problem. The ‘War on Drugs’ was declared and many, many Black people were locked up for their crack addiction and certainly, the CDC did not get onboard and neither did members of congress. This is glaringly hypocritical of how whites who are addicted to street drugs are treated over Black people. Once again, there are two AmeriKKKas; the white privileged one and the one that deals harshly with Black people.

Our children are born to addicts who are arrested for being addicts while white folks just need some understanding and some intervention before their lives spiral down into death. How many Black people have died thanks in part to the crack epidemic? Who cares? Certainly not the ‘white’ establishment.

Drug addiction is not a Black or white issue, but it is being made so by the difference in what happens to Black addicts as opposed to white ones. If drug addiction knows no color, creed, race or gender, then neither should the way addiction is treated. Well, I for one am not going to let this hypocrisy slide. Black lives will not be made valueless on MY watch; not a bit of it. Our children and families are important to us and we shed tears of frustration, anger and resentment over the harshness of the laws that were put into place to deny addicts of crack, rehab and other forms of intervention as opposed to their incarceration for drug crimes.

I intend to continue to shed a spotlight on how the response from politicians and medical institutions handle the situation differently when ‘white’s become addicted to drugs as opposed to the lack of any response from these same entities when Black people become addicted to drugs.

AmeriKKKa, your filthy and funky ass hypocrisy petticoat is showing. And I intend to expose it for ALL the world to see!

13 thoughts on “My Dreams Of A Different Mother! (Re-post)

  1. This fits perfectly with the three other posts I had planned for today!

    Hypocrisy is correct!

    But at the heart of that hypocrisy is Darwinism/Eugenics (the “not well born” excuse for mass genocide), and the elite psychopaths who created this monstrosity!

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    • I look forward to perusing them!

      Well, in MY book, I am ‘well born’. I am a much better person than those shitty ass motherfuckers that we wrongly call ‘The Elites’. Those worthless shits are probably more inbred and in dire need of eugenics than the reddest redneck in the hillbilly southern states of AmeriKKKa! We actually place those vile snakes on a pedestal when we refer to them as ‘elites’. Furthermore, we do ourselves a disservice by suggesting that they are actually ‘elite’ and better than we are. I am taking myself to task for this one because I have done the same but it is our way of speaking of those warty toads as opposed to us so-called ‘common’ folk. Oh, I get it, I just hate that we give them an undeserved distinction.

      But you are, however, right as rain. Thanks Sojourner!

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      • Absolutely, we are “well born”!

        This is what most whites don’t understand, to these eugenics loving creatures, anyone who is not of a certain ancestry, or who has not been, in their eyes, successful and have become wealthy and powerful, are not fit to be alive.

        If these monstrous creatures have their way, there are going to millions upon millions of whites who are in for a big, nasty surprise!

        “Elite” has come to be used as a pejorative term. It is no longer associated with anything good or lofty. That’s the reason I use it.

        And they know it, too!

        Thanks, Shelby!

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      • Well, you know I’m a bit slow, Sojourner, having been born in the sawth and all. So, I ain’t always up or ‘hip’ with how everyone else is tawking, doncha know.

        Since you put it like that, ‘elites’ they will be called, seeing as how it means the opposite. I think I’m dyslexic, most likely, highly probable and some mo shit!

        I always wished my mom and dad had not been brother and sister when they got married. I guess I’m a failed experiment and not ‘well born’ at all. But hey! I’ll take me any day over being one of those worthless worms that slither around attempting to annihilate everybody else!

        Thank YOU Sojourner!

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    • And your enthusiasm over this one has left me speechless and as a southerner, that is a hard thing to do, render a southerner, speechless.

      Thank you ever SO much for the compliment on this one nidotopianwarrior! It is much appreciated!

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