Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Guest Post: DUI GAME Poem

DUI Game
by Taylor Mawn
Used by Permission

Man I'm in this class for a damn DUI,
I wasn't drunk at all but I guess I was high,
I'm wasting all my money paying off all these fines,
They said I had problems but I didn't see the signs,
I still drink but I don't drive 'cause my license is suspended,
I should have gotten a lawyer so my case was defended,
To be honest this charge caused me to lose it all,
Driving under the influence has been my biggest downfall,
Fines, community service and probation is now apart of my life,
Rather than getting married to a girl probation is like my new wife,
Even though I was only in jail for a couple of hours,
My feelings toward Bartow are ones that are quite sour,
They feed you sandwiches that looks and smells like cat food,
You have to use the bathroom in front of people and the guards are very rude,
So before you drink and drive you should probably think twice.
Because until it happens you'll never know the sacrifice

Sunday, September 1, 2013

YouTube Videos for My Students to See

Is addiction a disease? You can't help it? View this video 3:05 minute video.


Another short video on meth (31 seconds of powerful images).



Short video (2:27) on what marijuana does to the brain.


Short video (2:14) on what alcohol can do to the brain. This video refers to the above one.


Be ready to comment in class on these videos. 

Is marijuana no more harmful than alcohol? 

How can they both mess up your brain? 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Addiction Rap


There are healthy and unhealthy addictions. I wrestle with food, but did lose weight last year. This is a rap that I wrote specifically for DUI classes I teach. I threw in porn, because a young person on my rapping YouTube channel (MC AC The Rap Lady) said this was an issue that I should address in a rap. Not sure when or if this rap will be videotaped and put on YouTube with the others scheduled to be released when my niece has time. 

Here to be in your face
About your addiction
Don’t get me started
It’s hard to be parted
With your addiction
Lots of friction
You skip tradition
Slip into addiction
Doling out your cash
Getting high on grass
Or meth or cocaïne
Hugging, puffing
Reeling, stuffing
Alcohol seems so splendid
But just causes a dependence
Booze makes you a ball of rage
Will be hard to turn the page
Porn seems too easy
Just makes you sleazy
Relationships now measly
Life is a process
But drugs are a regress
Do you want to kill?
Take that drive
Take that pill
You won’t survive
The heat’ll get ya
And you’ll go to jail
I’ve seen it all ya betcha.
So low you stoop
But it’s time you regroup
Pitch the fiction
Stop the addiction
Don’t escape life
Deal with your strive
Here to be in your face
About you addiction.

Enjoyed teaching my June and July classes. As I told the July class, sure wish you all were my neighbors and I wish you well with your goals and possible addictions. Hope you have shared your goals with a buddy. 

Carol

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Guest Post: Charlie's DUI With Marijuana

By Charlie Meuouis
Student in One of My Classes
Used With His Permission

My DUI was due to driving under the influence of marijuana. Did you know that driving while under the influence of marijuana is the cause of at least 400 automobile accidents per year? And those are only the cases that were reported. It is believed that up to 40,000 fatal accidents go unreported and are actually caused by driving under the influence of marijuana.

In the year 2000 I was 18 years old. I lived a careless and dangerous lifestyle and on October 21, 2000 I made the choice to smoke marijuana and get in my car and drive. It wasn't long before a Winter Haven police pulled me over. As he began to approach my car I panicked. I knew I was under the influence and I knew my breath and clothes reeked with marijuana.

First he asked me, "Do you know why I pulled you over?"

"No I don't," I replied.

"You were going well above the speed limit."

Next he asked me, "Are you under the influence of any drugs or alcohol?"

"Nope."

Then the officer gave me a field sobriety test. Of course I failed. I was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail.

Up to this very day, almost thirteen years later I have been dealing with court costs, probation, and other fees. Simple life decisions have cost me more than I would have ever imagined.

The one thing I have learned over this long ordeal is that drugs and alcohol and the decisions you make while under their spell are not worth it. The possibilities of consequences are endless.  Also I learned that my irresponsible actions not only affect me, but the people who care about me. The same applies to anyone else who chooses to drive after marijuana use. Learn the lesson I learned.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Announcement of YouTube Raps Coming

One of the signs





Friday I had two classes with over 120 students in each in a packed music room in public school. I was the substitute teacher. There were no desks for them to do work--just chairs and risers.  Thursday the word had spread like wild fire that there was a rapper/substitute teacher (me) on campus. Individual students had brought their friends to see me between classes for me to rap for the friend.  One of the signs said "Your Raps Move Me and Everyone Else" and several boys wanted my autograph!


The YouTube channel had just come out on Thursday and the students got the YouTube promo that  the wraps will be out in June. I am billed as  "MC AC The Rap Lady". There will be three videos released concurrently in June by a production company of myself and younger members of my extended family. There will be nine of my popular raps in total released.      

You can see this promo and other raps as they are produced on this channel:


Or just type in MC AC The Rap Lady on YouTube search. 


MC AC The Rap Lady Signing Off

P. S. Posted  Addiction rap lyrics at the end of July, 2013. 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Phoning From Jail

For those of you waiting for my YouTube raps, they are coming, but not sure when.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When Alcohol or Drugs Take Over

A young man in his twenties in my last class gave me permission to post what he wrote. I wish the best to this young man and thank him I could post. Here is most of what he wrote.
The Account of My Life-Changing DUI

Before this experience I had slowed down on drinking and ended my drug use. . . . I had no idea of the pain I could cause. I had no regard for others' feelings, at least those closest to me, nor how the world viewed me.
I now see how bad I had gotten, how far I had fallen doing things I swore I never would. I lived as if tomorrow was the end, like nothing mattered. I had many vices. I never felt addicted, but I also didn't see the problem I had. I remember the first time I turned down X and coke. I remember blocking numbers [of people who were my triggers].
Now, [he wrote],
I have hope.
I have inspiration.
I learn.
I question.
I wonder.
I dream.
I pray. . . .
There has been too much of my life wasted, spent on numbing myself to the beauty that the world holds--unknown but bright and new. . . . I'm happy to be becoming myself, finding the answers to my questions.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous help many who do not have this young man's resolve. Christians also have Biblical Counseling. Treatment and support groups do help. I am losing weight through Weight Watchers. I love this sign about losing weight:


Choose your hard indeed! Change is that--hard. Yet it will be very hard if you go to jail like a Largo, Florida driver who just last week got 44 years in prison for four DUI deaths. The paper reported that DUI driver said, "I'm just lost. I'm terribly lost."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Forgiving the DUI Driver Who Hit Our Car

Yes, there were a lot of challenges after the crash, but I wish you a turned-around life now.