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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Latest Drugs On The Street


sacred drugs of society
changing with cultures
throughout cultures
throughout history

cave men were stoners
rocking in religious trances
sound light colour visions
check blown pigment hands

magic mushrooms
sacred in ancient Egypt
belladonna mandrake
hashish mescaline

opium cannibus
marijuana cocaine

alkaloids in ergot
ergotamine ergonovin
lysergic acid used
in the synthesis

of hallucinogen LSD

names of lost legendary
cults soul search dedicated
to religious trance producing
hallucinogenic vision effects


drugs are release endemic
to the human condition
a truly global phenomena
I take mine as coffee not tea

drugs keep the world going
Starbucks supply a selected fix
Elizabethan coffee house fad
reborn in new world origin
enables the world to steam on

medicated generics
allow less stable
less healthy minds bodies
to stay job course

until roll out
retirement time
or redundancy
nips worker in bud

morphine physician prescribed
self medicated pain killing
good spirits joy drug to die on

to embalm our newly deceased
a mixture of formaldehyde
methanol and ethanol
are solvents of proven choice

one thing is certain drugs
have accompanied humanity
through life through death
throughout all ages of man

now at this point I must confess
Christ is my drug of choice
freely chosen for eternal rest


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Submitted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (7/21/2010 2:26:00 AM)

    It’s a wonder why Celebes get prey of drug…you’ve mentioned about Egypt
    Cleopatra said to be died of snake bite …recent research found she was drugged by a cocktail of hemlock…opium and aconite…

    Finally you concluded

    ‘now at this point I must confess
    Christ is my drug of choice
    freely chosen for eternal rest’…~ at a cross road you’ve put the Celebes…without kick of drug and s** they can’t jockey their androgen or xx hormones for …well it all we know…but

    ‘God Intoxication-Addiction’… will be like paradise lost for them…and we common civilians are copycat just indulge to escape from reality by imitating them…congrats B-2 for such a uncommon poetry
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (7/14/2010 12:42:00 PM)

    Wonderful imagery Terence, I can still hear the Mandrake as it was pulled from the ground, and the Belladonna, forget that I want to keep on living. This is a ten my friend. God be with you. (Report) Reply

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