Poetry

The Legalization of Marijuana

The concentration on race in our society is a derivative of Obama’s self-obsession.

                He doesn’t like being black.

He doesn’t like being white.

               

                So he is gray,

Possibly gay,

                In his failure to make decisions,

Provisions for protection from ISIS, Ebola, failed borders and

An epidemic of poverty.

 

MarijuanaHe wasn’t even  present on infanticide in the Illinois senate.

                His son,

Our clown-like mayor with the big shoes,

                                Di Blasio,

Doesn’t really care about pot.

 

He is miffed that the blacks and Latinos are under the thumb

Of low-level grass arrests.

                This should not be a racial issue.

 

I knew plenty of whites in jail for selling marijuana.

                Who cares?

 

Does Di Blasio think that he’s black just because he married one?

                Does he identify with criminals when he has never been to jail?

Does he want to use his imaginary color to feel sorry for himself

                And push a clichéd, dim-witted agenda.

 

Since when did blackness become so popular that our president

                And our mayor become what they are partially and

Identity with the penalties that they never feel nor know?

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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