Some may say one loses hope
when once one chooses to use dope.
Others take a different stance
for them it will their lives enhance.
And yet there is another view
which stands somewhere between these two.
This says, some of the drugs do harm
whilst others have a certain charm.
Our world has come to think of drugs
as being organised by thugs.
But drug-taking takes many forms
and may not fit to any norms.
It’s hard to tell which drugs are good
even though we think we should.
Some drugs are legal, some are not
but that depends from where they’re got.
When the drugs are medical
they may seem quite ethical.
But if the drugs are from the street
they’re often seen as bittersweet.
So what’s the point and what’s the aim
if the drugs are much the same.
If not a case of worst or best
then maybe that of self-interest.
Talk of drugs can be emotive
but maybe money is the motive.
Perhaps it’s just a huge charade
for those who profit from this trade.
B. Withers 2013