Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s Beyond Redemption!

                                                                       Attribution: West Midlands Police
Image: Early Morning Drugs Raid
Source:  Wikimedia Commons (here)

Having seen the flower children
with ‘flowers in their hair’. The 60’s
were times of discoveries. It was
respectable and acceptable to
dig the drugs scene then.

More so when musical’s greats were leading
and lending a hand. The drug scenes were the pull
factor. Hendricks, Joplin guitar strumming
and belting great songs. Lennon with sleep-ins
it was all fun and games.  Dr Timothy and LSD
gave the ‘license’ at the appropriate time

And the flower children? They were lucky, yes,
all were lucky. Why?  weed and grass were
apparently mild then!

Big money brought more daring variants
Acid, ice and what-have-you, made the scene
Expensive drugs,  fashionable but lethal
Some were not even known or readily
available but prescribed to Hollywood greats
I missed my idols, I missed Elvis, MJ and a host
of others knocked senseless

The game is still being played, the drug scene
is still very much alive. But the players

are different. Drug mules tricked into carrying them
across borders.  Languishing in jails the world
over either serving life terms or awaiting
execution. The end users at dark alleys and
street corners in deathly stupor. It's no more
just a fix. It's suicidal!

The drug barons on the contrary are enjoying their
ill-gotten gains without as much a conscience

The drug scene is beyond redemption!

Fireblossom is hosting at Real Toads with prompt - redemption

23 comments:

  1. Oh yes drug scene is very much alive, as they employ many tricks and tactics. Also fyi double "and" in the first stanza

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    1. unless that was meant, druggies do stutter lol

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  2. ...its a bad road to go down (even in the 60's & 70's

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  3. the drug trade is def alive and well with new ways to tune out...many of them these days masquerading as something innocent....i've bee there...long ago....

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    1. Risky grounds, lucky you, Brian!

      Hank

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  4. Many of the harms come from the way we regulate and think about drugs. Coffee, Beer, and aspirin are drugs. Medical mistakes - including medication errors are a top 10 cause of death and disability in America. We deff need to think differently about drugs!

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    1. That's right! There were mistakes. As long as they were not material, though! Thanks Cloudia!

      Hank
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  5. Flower children for me something between the zoot suits,Elvis generation and those who ground the flowers into drugs...the village scene got violent as some eyes full of flowers came too late to the myth. The drug was was lost long ago yet some who really need them do not get them... even our pets need Prozac I hear... A generation that sought to devalue hate by devaluing love. We have two party's today...Those basing views on 1984 and those of Brave New World...again we can only stand by sober in the trips, try to save others one by one.

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    1. Yes, they got progressively worst through time. But not their fault. Just that the variants kept 'improving' and became more lethal. We hope to be able to do so and give a helping hand! Thanks Edgar!

      Hank

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  6. Hank, I was part of the drug scene, not for too long, but I did see the years when LA was transformed from a haven for pot smokers (who shared and communed) to cocaine users (who ran off with their stash like roaches, looking for a safe place to snort).

    Add to that, as you so rightly pointed out, the mules and cartels, and you have big business at its absolute worst. People on both sides of the borders are CEOs of multibillion-dollar corporations.

    I just remember getting mellow-high with friends in the hills of Topanga Canyon. I hold those memories fast. They were good times. Peace, Amelita

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    1. Holding on to good memories is always expected of active people. Things in the past are treasured when pleasure is involved. You kept your head above water that is important! Thanks Amy!

      Hank

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  7. I remember the flower children with the soft drugs, but I wasn't one of them. I had a job, and dressed for that, without any flowers in my hair. But I loved the music, and the whole idea of freedom. Fortunately, my friends who did drugs were protective of me, and wouldn't give me any. Having no street smarts, I couldn't get them otherwise. The timing wasn't right for me to be a flower child, but I might have been, very easily. I loved Janis Joplin, and I only saw the movie of Woodstock but I loved it. Sigh.
    Lots of memories here, Hank.
    K

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    1. Lucky you Kay! It could have been disaster. Many didn't get the good circle of friends you had and succumbed. Pity them!

      Hank

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  8. So interesting how perspectives change you did well with this...so alive with details!

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  9. Well put. I remember in highschool it all seemed so innocent. Now its straight poison to me. It's a different game for our kids today fo sho.

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  10. I don't thing drugs were ever innocent...it may seem but its addictive & its effects are long lasting, if not stopped sooner than later ~ Good one Hank ~

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  11. It's really playing with fire! Thanks Grace!

    Hank

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  12. You may be right about that. Thanks so much for being part of my challenge!

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