Pass me some cannabis

I think there’s some in my mull bowl.

We smoked the last cone

An hour ago.

I’ve got a little heroin

But we’ve completely run out of coke.

There’s some diethyl ether

Huffing makes life sweeter

Chloroform and nitrous oxide

Just blow my mind.

Have you tried the laudanum?

Your mind will broaden some

It worked for Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And enabled him to write Kubla Khan.


We’re all on the search for oblivion,

The long hard road to oblivion

(Repeat ad infinitum).

Submitted: October 27, 2020

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Steven P. Pody

Coleridge wrote K.K. in his sleep. Interestingly, the greatest drug we know, and continually try to emulate, is the internal and self-made payoff for sex - which, ironically to the objective of many for taking drugs, produces an anti-oblivion effect by perpetuating the race, ad infinitum. Life is therefore, in everything, balance. Thanks for the thought-provoking work.

Tue, October 27th, 2020 6:07am


Thanks so much for your thoughtful and intelligent response; they are rare. I was waiting for a bus today and decided to rip off Paul Simon's song 'America'. I thought it was funnny.
If you look carefully at the Mull Bowl, the cannibus is roughly in the shape of the continent of Australia. I drink Scotch. All the other references to drug oblivion were merely rersearch, but necessary.
Is sex a drug, or merely a biological imperative?
Listen to Roxy Music's song 'Love is the Drug', Says it all.
Thanks for your comment. I appreciated it.

Mon, October 26th, 2020 11:22pm

Mike S.

Excellent, Craig--but you forgot chugging 5 beers at once using a funnel

Tue, October 27th, 2020 10:17pm


Check out footage of our former PM, Bob Hawke, drinking a yard glass of beer (2.5 pints) in 11 seconds, a wotld record. Makes you proud to be an Australian. This is an obvious parody of the Paul Simon song, America. Thanks Mike.

Wed, October 28th, 2020 9:52am

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