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I never got to dance with Mary Jane although I heard she sure knows how to swing! She has a twin, and he is masculine; he doesn’t have his sister’s magic powers, her mystic way of calming people down or bringing sweet relief for those in pain. His tall and sturdy body has been used for textiles, ropes, and oil. There’s so much more that he could give us if we only would allow the cultivation of his skills. We might renew our plastics and we could preserve our forests, for he is so good when he replaces wood. Why is he shunned? It’s simply for his ties with Mary Jane! But why has she been banned across the globe? She has abilities. Not psycho-active, she helps the sick. Those undergoing chemo can find relief with her; she’s antiemetic. She’s anti many things that bring us woe. Convulsions, inflammation, cancer and depression are not all she fights against. An anti-oxidant, she can relieve disorders plaguing many on this earth. They say she is the gateway to bad things, yet she is safer than our cigarettes that kill so many folks. I’ve never heard that Mary Jane directly caused a death! We let our people drink. Behind the wheel, they drive and kill, yet those who take a drive with Mary Jane are said to take things slow! Of course she is misused by high school kids, who should not dance with Mary Jane until their brains are fully formed. Yes, she might cause a temporary loss of memory, but dancing with her should not be a crime. We ought to focus on REAL criminals. To lock her lovers up? A travesty! Successful people cry for liberty of Mary Jane. They’re smart and talented. Jon Stewart, Andrew Sullivan, Phil Jackson, and Angelie Jolie, to name a few. Rush Limbaugh even needed Mary Jane To get through all his shows (I threw that in To show Republicans have loved her too, Like Sarah Palin and George W!) Ted Turner in his office dances with sweet Mary Jane, and Michael Bloomberg is quite proud to partner with her in a dance. George Clooney is her advocate. He rocks! And Morgan Freeman says he never will give up “the ganja.” Neither will one guy who danced with her since he was in his youth. This guy, named Paul, has got by very well with help from Mary Jane, his little friend! Another famous man says Mary Jane had helped him stay a human when in ‘Nam. Maya Angelou danced “with abandon” with her! Bill Gates, Rick Steve. . .the list goes on. Who better to declare that she is safe than Johnny Depp, who says that alcohol is far more dangerous. I must agree with Aniston, who said of Mary Jane: “All things in moderation.” Anything can be abused. The very food we eat leads to obesity when it’s misused. I’ve never had the pleasure of a dance with Mary Jane, but I’ll be first in line when she is legal. I’ll conclude with this: Dear Martha Stewart, I heard you could bake one mean green brownie. Where can I get one? for the "Global Poetry" Poetry Contest of Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/1/2015 12:24:00 PM
So amusing and well done, Andrea!
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Date: 12/20/2014 11:04:00 AM
I have danced with her since I was 13...different times then...very good write!
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Date: 12/13/2014 2:07:00 AM
Congratulations on our win with this outstanding entry Andrea. I would have had it much higher. The winning poems were all really wonderful, so yours is in good company though.
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Date: 12/9/2014 2:13:00 PM
I would try to dance with you Mary Jane,sometime But ,at suddenly I`d stop as a stupid to find a rhyme: look this magic butterfly playing with us...
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Date: 12/7/2014 12:19:00 AM
wow what a fantanstic write about all the good things and good people who use pot. it is sad they don't use hemp products nearly as much as they should as for the use of the thc I agree drunk drivers kill so many but its still legal and pot is so much less dangerous. they says its a gateway drug but I doubt it less of one then alcohol. and yes ty for commenting all my poems im trying to catch up and get all yours :)
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Date: 12/6/2014 9:28:00 PM
Hi Andrea, coming back to congratulate you! You do make a convincing argument but sadly I have known people who have become addicted and needed it on a daily basis just to function normally. When they don't have it and in withdrawal, they are moody, agitated and very angry! As you wrote, everything in moderation but for addicts that's easier said than done...an awesome write no matter what side you're on! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 12/3/2014 4:00:00 PM
Creative winning entry..Way to go in the contest..Congratulations to you..Sara....Teacher, I know the answer, I know please let me answer..It is the turkey that isn't there..
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Date: 12/3/2014 10:43:00 AM
Its been a long while my poetry friend. I hope you are doing well. This is a lovely piece and its a blessing to read it. Nice work..
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Date: 12/1/2014 7:50:00 PM
You told the whole truth Andie - wonderful entry as always Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 12/1/2014 7:42:00 PM
Congrats on your win Andrea
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Date: 12/1/2014 4:58:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/1/2014 2:12:00 AM
powerful piece of writing andrea they could enforce the laws if they so wished it takes the eye of what is really going on the world today drugs one of the biggest trades arms and oil sure in afgan the crops are bigger spy planes know all plantations they could stop if they so wished remember i have myself smoked drink is far more harmful legal bless you got my mind going
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Date: 11/27/2014 7:22:00 PM
I love the way you did this Andrea....you covered a lot of her angles...great write...hugs
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Date: 11/26/2014 9:43:00 AM
everything in moderation, andie.. you really whipped this up and dissected the meaningful points of taking mary jane... I tried this in the Netherlands as all restos have it.. too bad, I didn't feel anything; ate 2 brownies!... what a tremendous piece!.. huggs
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Date: 11/25/2014 11:29:00 PM
We need to educate our youth and adults. Such issues are not black and white. To live life as God intended is what I wish for my fellow man. But euphemistic sensibility requires an inhumane point of view. May temperance and intuition rule the day. Peace. :) Quite the manifesto Andrea. Hope things are well with you my friend.
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Date: 11/25/2014 2:52:00 PM
Interesting write indeed, my friend. Very thought provoking! Thanks - enjoyed the contest : )
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Date: 11/25/2014 5:21:00 AM
Well, I believe that Mary Jane is not good and if it becomes available will be one more nail in the coffin of America..Why can't we stay sober and live decent lives??? Medicinal use maybe but we know what happens with that as well ....Great topic chosen for the contest..Reads like a winner ..Debbie likes them long..Thanks for the visit with an encouraging comment..Sara
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Date: 11/25/2014 12:02:00 AM
Well said, Andrea, It scares me of the outcome :) eve Blessings to you and yours and a Happy Thanksgiving
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Date: 11/24/2014 7:12:00 PM
BRAVA Andrea! If people would on do some meaningful research they would understand what a God Send this little lady is at helping the infirm. I wrote a poem entitled Mary Jane too, but yours is soooooo much better and says the same things I have in mine, right down to the drunk driving, that I won't post mine. I hope your poem is at the top of the list! It is about time people in cronic pain have other options than harmful pills with their terrible side affects! Three Cheers!!! #7 Fav'ing this!
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Date: 11/24/2014 12:14:00 PM
I'm on the fence with this one Andrea my colleagues son is totally screwed up having taken this - yet I understand it does have medical benefits - thought provoking write - good luck:-) Hugs jan xx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/24/2014 5:24:00 PM
I am not on the fence because I believe in fairness, Jan. I know lots of people messed up by alcohol and I know of NO real benefits to drinking booze. But a lot of people could benefit from weed!! If a person is gonna let drugs mess them up, they can pick their poison, but why say Marijuana is off the table when alcohol is not? there are plenty of folks like me who are very wise and understand about moderation. kids are still getting marijuana at school regardless of the law. Let us oldies have a chance. ahhaha. (all this and I have never even tried it)
Date: 11/24/2014 11:51:00 AM
Good write Andrea..Personally I think it should be legalized!
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Date: 11/24/2014 11:34:00 AM
The Dale Lama has said "Medical marijuana, yes - otherwise very bad." Use to when I was a teenager but that was over 35 years ago. Stimulating write! Peace & Love Matthe wAnish
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Date: 11/24/2014 5:26:00 PM
Of course in a perfect world it should only be for medical purposes. So why are only about two states allowing it? Knowing the way my body is, I probably would not even get a reaction from weed. I can't even get results from cortisone. My body does not absorb things well.
Date: 11/24/2014 11:20:00 AM
Mary Jane is fine so long as she is not laced. Remember my poem Lace Mary Jane? My buddy, Steve, laced a joint and I've never been so out of my mind - little, evil men, three of them I could not get rid of. Fortunately I did, but that cured me. Good stuff, Andrea. Love, daver
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Date: 11/24/2014 9:23:00 AM
You bring up many good points my friend. There are healthful benefits and many worse substances out there.
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Date: 11/24/2014 6:28:00 AM
Another brilliant write by a brilliant poet. I don't find anything offensive or radical in these words. Void of any theories or points made, it is just a beautiful poem. That is what we do here write magnificent poems that speak and sing. This is a gorgeous write. Fav
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