LADIES, YOUR BEST HOPE


T'was New Years Eve - In L.A. Town -
Party folks ready - To get down -
In the toilet - An accepted lot -
Not smoking Salem - Just inhaling Pot -
Lines of powder and - Crack in a pipe -
But light up a Kent - And hear them gripe -
A man with AIDS - Is hugged and kissed -
A Marlboro Cowboy - Is snubbed and hissed -
On the East Coast - Two happy blades -
Can adopt a child - Forget the AIDS -
But in California - Better not smoke -
Salem that is - Still okay to toke -
They will up and take - Your child away -
For smoking Salem - But it's okay if your gay -
Join a health spa - Snort a line -
Smoke a joint - Drink some more wine -
It's good for you - To be so free -
Room for all colors - No room for me -
I was born -In the land of the free -
Now smoking outside - No place for me -
I am now - The lowest form of life -
Regulation of me - Is strict and rife -
Mr Clinton lights up - On the porch -
While Hilary puts my rights - To the torch -
In San Francisco - Another gay man dies -
His own lifestyle - Caused his demise -
But he was a non-smoker - Yesirree -
But what killed him - Won't kill me -
It's on the pack - For all to see -
They want choice - To slay the child -
But light up a Salem - And they go wild -
So New Years Eve - In the parking lot -
Twenty straight folks - Not smoking Pot -
Inside the bar - The sweet boys grin -
"At least we don't have to - Put up with real men" -
In an airline toilet - A baby dear -
But they don't allow - No smoking here -
So slay your babies - And mount the boy -
But I remember - When "gay" meant joy -
We'll stay outside - And smoke in the cold -
We got a better chance - Than them to get old -
Tell my children - I'm a stupid man -
Then snort a line - In the bar room can -
Laugh at the smoker - In the parking lot -
No contagious diseases - Or folks smoking Pot -
Then they get Aids - And ask for more Pot -
I'm starting to like - This old parking lot -
We're the new elite - The honest man -
We smoke outside - Not in the can -
We like women - We have no fear -
I don't know how - This became so queer -
Normal Living - Now brings a frown -
A Nation's morals - Turned upside down -
So much for Aids - In parades so gay -
But there's one last thing - I got to say -
If you want a real man - Who don't smoke dope -
In the parking lot ladies - Is your best hope -


Copyright 1998, by Mark A. Smith, Major, USA, Retired

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