Jul 8, 2017

"The Crack Baby Blues" aka The Reagan ERA #2012


Edited: Jul 8, 2017




In the 80's Crack destroyed communities and crippled a generation. We are still seeing the results of The Crack Epidemic and the Ronald Reagan ERA. Several years ago when I was still writing Poetry on a regular basis I wrote the poem below. You might wonder why a post and poem abut Crack is on DA DOME website. Well, this is the "You Decide" board where anything is fine to write about and share. Also, Crack is relevant in regard to Musicians and Sports figures as well. Thanks in advance for reading this short piece.


"The Crack Baby Blues"

I sing "The Crack Baby Blues" with an invisible choir, sharing "notes" of reckless desire. We formed an alliance in 84',  but when 85' hit, you abruptly became the streets biggest "Hit". No longer a secret, you depleted families, that were once considered complete. Once considered unique.

Visiting us from a foreign land, your arrival was not by chance, or an accident. A Government experiment gone wrong, this song has a deadly "Remix". A "Fix" that weakened an entire generation. This Nation, prompted another Civil War. Ghetto Poems, scream echoes of pain, that flow through the veins of addicts. I sing "The Crack Baby Blues". Yellow brick roads of tragic addictions. Lives that once mimicked art, now a beautiful picture departed.

Ten minutes of Euphoria, transform bright souls, into "Night Of The Living Baseheads". The poor hide from life's mirrors, leaving their souls faceless. I sing "The Crack Baby Blues". Harmonizing in pain, psychosis becomes a reality. Hallucinations, are shared with the audience. They clap in unison. Numerous "Fatalities"

People yearn for an "Encore". The "Fiends" shake for more. I sing "The Crack Baby Blues" with a tear. Each year, we're told to forget about this era. Rich Americans, exit the auditorium together, "humming" enough time has passed, this is no excuse for poverty and crime. Tell that to Ronald Reagan and Oliver North, while young men and woman continue dying, or being sent up North.


Peace.. Tony




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