Hi, my name is is Kush
I destroy homes and tear families apart,
take your children, that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
The sorrow that i bring is a sight to behold.
If you need me, remember! I’m easily found,
I live all around you- in schools, town and townships
I live with the rich, I live with the poor
I live down the street by your kasi, and maybe next door
I grow in green moist velds that give out oxygen
but not like you think
I can grow in a flower pot under your sink
I can live in your child’s backpack, I’m the secret ingredient in their muffins
If this scares you to death, well it should
I have many names, but there’s one you know best,
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of me, my name is marijuana
Better known as Mary-Jane others call me pot, Cannibis, Reggy bush
Dagga, Sativa OHH GEE I’m Kush
I am a weed drug and my power is awesome, try me you’ll see
But if you do, you may never break free
Just try me once and I might consider letting you go
But try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.
When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie
You’ll do whatever it takes to get high
The crimes you’ll commit for my twisted narcotic charms
will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your veins
your lungs and your throat and your nose.
You’ll lie to your mother, you’ll steal from your dad
When you see their tears, you should feel sad
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised,
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids
I turn people from God, and separate friends
I’ll take everything from you, your good looks and your pride
I’ll be with you always- right by your side
You’ll give up everything- your family, your home
your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone
Once I have you hooked …
I’ll take and take, ’till you have nothing more to give
When I’m finished you’ll be lucky to live
If you try me be warned- this is no game
If given the chance I’ll drive you insane
I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind
I’ll own you completely, your soul will be mine
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed
The voices you’ll hear from inside your head
The sweats, the cravings the visions and the munchies
I want you to know, these are all the gifts from me
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart
that you are mine, and we shall not part
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do,
But you came to me, not I to you
You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold
You could’ve said no, and just walked away
If you live that day over, now what would you say?
I’ll be your master, you will be my slave
I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you crush my leaves, and roll me up?
While i crush your life and roll your lungs?
I can bring more misery than words can tell
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell
I am Kush, the devil’s bouquet of cloud nine spell
POET: HOPE SESHAI