©Jan Andersen 2003
White Horse

"In memory of my brother Simmo"
Glenn Austin Simpson - 11 April 1969 to  07 January 2000- Aged just 30.

©Andrea Stokes (nee Simpson)
June 2000


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Behold my friend, I'm Heroin
Known by all as the destroyer of men
From where I came, no one knows
A far away place where poppies grow

I came to this country without getting caught
And since that day, have been hunted and sought
Whole nations have gathered to plot my destruction
They call me the breeder of crime and corruption.

I am more potent than whisky, more deadly than wine,
Yes, I am the scourge of all mankind.
My little white grains are nothing but waste,
I am soft and fluffy yet bitter to taste.

I am white, I am brown but deadly to use,
For once you're addicted, I really abuse.
I am known in Thailand, Iraq and Iran
I am welcome in Turkey and been to Japan.

In plastic bags I make my way
To men in offices and children at play,
From Leaders of States to the lowest of bum,
From the richest estate to the lowest of scum.

I'll take a rich man and make him poor,
I'll take a virgin and make her a whore,
Make a beautiful woman forget her looks,
Make an honours' student forget his books.

I can make you steal, lie, borrow or beg.
Then search for a vein in your arm or your leg.
I'm known to be selfish and fill you with greed,
And that's regardless your religion or creed.

My gift is illusion, my blessing is fake.
Only heartbreak and death follow my wake.
I am the kiss of death to all I touch.
I start as a gift but end up a crutch.

My friends are many, but I'm loyal to none
All who know me will come undone.
Some think of me as just a toy
But wise men know, my aim's to destroy.

Run from me if you wish, I will never give chase
For sooner or later, you'll return for a taste!
Once in your bloodstream you'll think me not mean
You'll praise me as 'master', then nod in a dream.

You've heard my warning, but no doubt take no heed.
Put your foot in the stirrups, mount this great steed,
Get right in the saddle, hold on real well
For this white horse heroin only takes you to hell.
"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein