Thursday, May 13, 2010

Head Shop Poetry?

Well who would have thought it – Sinn Fein has turned to a spot of art and poetry in their campaign against head shops.

Under the watchful eye of TD Aengus O Snodaigh, the art types in the Sinn Fein office have put artistic pen to paper to create their very own comic strip about the dangers of head shops that are springing up around the country.

And to go along with the cartoon strip – which can be viewed on YouTube – there is a topical poem about the background to the head shops which includes an inglorious mention of the Fianna Fail-led Government.

The poem goes something like this:

“Once upon a time, a dealer was out on the street,
But soon he fell foul of the Guards on the street.
In a moment of solitude and quiet contemplation,
The drug dealer had an ingenious revelation.”

“After his release, he teamed up with a friend,
A chemist by trade looking for a mind to bend.
They started a new business to test the scene,
Soon there were head shops from Dundalk to Skibbereen.”

“They claimed to be only selling novelty goods,
Along with some bath salts and seasonal plant foods.
But the reality was different and much worse than that,
Mind altering drugs sold while bank accounts grew fat.”

But with the country being run by a pair of useless tools,
Communities saw danger and sought to change the rules.
Unfortunately the Labour Party fell short of the mark,
And People Before Profit were having a lark.”

Under the Labour plan, existing shops would remain,
Legalise drugs was People Before Profit’s refrain,
Coming from its history of opposition against drugs,
Standing with the communities against pushers and thugs.”

It is only Sinn Fein that has come up with the solutions,
To tackle the spread of this toxic pollution.
Your man Aengus O Snodaigh is leading the charge,
Bringing forth legislation to tackle the scourge.”

“The Sinn Fein law if put into motion,
Would put an end to this vile trade, sale and promotion.”

What next – a karaoke version of ‘Love is the Drug’?!

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