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I Am a Thing

My name, to some, is mary jane
I think it a shame
to even play this game
with me, as I have so many names-

I must proclaim
it is my aim
to assist in it's fame
To gain much acclaim.

There should be no law
As there is no flaw
Of this natural painkiller
I stand in awe -
Born straight from earth
without withdraw
one can smoke and enjoy -
Even Ma and Pa.

Oxycontin, vicodin, morphine
All these will make you a dope fiend
But not the good ol' green
Won't even make you mean
No passing of addictive genes

To put into light
and help this fight
Focus on this sight-
First used as medicine by the Chinese in
2737 B.C.

Ever heard of alcoholic DT's?
Bud doesn't have these.
Overdose on methamphetamines?
Can't OD on BC Green.

How can the Gov' legalize all the above,
When evidence and stats show
I don't contain all the woe
that all this other synthetic crap does?

What am I?

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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 5:58:00 PM
    This is great....awesome write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/17/2014 7:11:00 AM
    Congratulations, Amy!!! ..^__^

  1. Date: 3/17/2014 12:20:00 AM
    Great write on a subject dear to my heart. A well deserved win.Congrats

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 6:36:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Nicely written...Congrats on your superb win...

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 5:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Wonderfully penned poem on Who Am I

  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:22:00 AM
    Well said Amy - congrats on the win. In the meantime we may need to move to the Netherlands. Take care Ron

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 3:19:00 PM
    Congrats on the win!... By any chance... are you from Colorado?... LOL

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 3:13:00 PM
    You are rockin' and rollin' Amy! Welcome back...You are right on target here...This is why the Indians called them 'peace pipes' and of course, they used Peyote in their prayer ceremonies as well...THEY got it right... I'm not aware of any case of a man beating the sh-t out of a woman after using either one of these plants that God put on this earth for us...Great work and congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:45:00 PM
    Amy, you make this green sound better than Ben. Beautifully constructed argument from the pen of a wielding genius! Congrats!

    Green Avatar Amy Green
    Date: 3/15/2014 8:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ben? LOL, Who is that?
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:30:00 PM
    marijuana medical Amy congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:02:00 PM
    Amy, congrats with your awesome poem... I remember this one from long ago. ha-ha. Love it! SKAT

    A  Avatar SKAT A
    Date: 3/15/2014 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Legalize it! :)
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 12:49:00 PM
    WOW, AMY, you took this one with the flow, and the excitement in wanting to know what it is? Could it be the other 5 leaf clover? :) I got to know, I wanna know! Is Mary Jane, making the pain go away. LOL..I so so so love this one. My fav of them all... Unique and not what I would expect all. I have a blog "What did you say about me???" Hopefully, you stop by when you have time, and reveal the answer. Tell US here or on my blog. WAHT! WHAT! And WHO YOU ARE? Always and Forever ~LINDA

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  1. Date: 3/15/2014 12:23:00 PM
    The answer been given; therefore, congratulations on the win Amy... Verlena

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 7:54:00 PM
    Congrats on the 6th place win, Amy

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 9:35:00 AM
    Congratulations Amy on your well deserved win in Michael Jordan's contest "Medical Marijuana". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 5:26:00 PM
    Congrats once again to Awesome Amy for your big win in Michael's contest with this remarkable write on the theme.. a grand write as only A.A. can do it.. enjoy my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 3:49:00 AM
    Crammed full of info, terrific piece Amy >> James

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 9:36:00 PM
    (Cont'd) I actually agree with some of the cons of the 'dazed and confused' labels, but this contest is talking about medical marijuana, not the illigal drug-trade. And even for 'non-medical' pot, there are a lot of hippies etc not wrapped up in thugs and dealing, but growing some outdoor swag in with their tomatoes....very harmless people. I might just write a con poem, just to balance off my free ideals about the freedom of choice lol. Too many rules. Chris.

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 9:33:00 PM
    BC Green....I spent a lot of time in B.C. Man, this issue opens up such a can of worms sometimes....and I even find myself leaning towards well expressed cons about the abuse of weed. But when it comes to medical....and you look at some of the alternative measures that you list; for me it is a no-brainer. Plus the taxes and increased labour will be phenomenal. I think a lot of people are mixing up the issue of medical pot with worrying about their grandkid buying chem.weed from a thug.