Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A Metaphor of Sorts

Canadian provinces have jurisdiction over policing and the administration of justice. BC has the responsibility of funding the police, and setting police priorities.
All police in BC are under the authority of the Police Act, an act of the BC Legislature. This includes both RCMP and municipal police.
Sensible BC proposes an amendment to the Police Act, instructing police not to spend any time, money or resources on cases of simple possession of cannabis.
A metaphor’s used quite a lot
As a proxy for something it’s not
Like the time long ago
When a fellow I know
Got arrested for smoking some … radishes

Many people smoke radish, or kale
Although some say they didn’t inhale
But it’s really no joke
When for one little toke
On a radish you wind up in jail

Wrapping up, I’ll try not to be crass
To the cops though, “Alack and alas,
Cuz the last time I checked
You should serve and protect
So do THAT and get off of my … vegetable patch”

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