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A Poem for Scarsdale's Pot Mom

weedsThis week, the New York Post reported that Scarsdale's "Pot Mom" Andrea Sanderlin who was arrested for growing and selling marijuana in a Queens warehouse, had found religion. Her lawyer Corey Winograd is asking Judge Brian Cogan to spare her from serving jail time, now that she is an active congregant at church.

Scarsdale poetess and author of "100 Days of Scarsdale Satire," Deborah Skolnik finds levity in Sanderlin's turn from smoke to scripture. Here's an original poem on the transformation.

Scarsdale's famous Pot Mom
insists she's changed indeed.
Now she's growing in her faith,
instead of growing weed.

She's at church on the regular;
the folks there say she's humble.
They've asked the court to kindly
try to overlook her stumble.

Her lawyer says she shouldn't
"be defined by her crime."
(Of course he's also angling
for her to get less time!)

He's asking that we try to see her
through a different lens,
forgetting her old mansion
and her sleek Mercedes Benz.

Perhaps this carefully made display
of regret and repentance
will actually help our old pal to
achieve a lighter sentence.

Then she can come back to the 'Dale
and take a look around,
and inhale (then quickly exhale!)
and report on what she's found:

"More stores have closed,skolnikheadshot
the taxes rose,
the Homestead Act got shot.
I think the 'Dale, not I,
am now the one who's gone to pot!"

Read more of Skolnik's hilarious reflections on life in the dale in her book, "100 Days of Scarsdale Satire."



#19 M. Sepe 2016-07-19 08:15
In a few years the "pot mom" would be considered an entrepreneur. Whatever you think about pot, it helps many people in pain, who have sleep issues, and in dealing with anxiety. As it becomes legalized and more controlled and regulated it becomes safer, same thing happened with alcohol. Then businesspeople, the so-called "growers and sellers" or worse "dealers", would simply be contributing to the economy and adding to the tax base. Colorado and Washington are flourishing with the new windfall from the marijuana sector of the economy. That money can go toward education, healthcare, after school programs, child care, but we would rather lock up this single mom trying to make the kind of living necessary to send her kids to a good public school, not only depriving her family and creating a family crisis, but also spending tax dollars on locking up a non-violent, "offender". This touches on so many societal ills, pot is the problem? I'm not getting the levity.
#18 Pot can get you closer to God! 2016-04-09 07:27
#17 Sam 2016-04-08 15:17
LOL dying
#16 B B 2016-04-08 10:08
:) love this!
#15 Melissa 2016-04-08 02:50
:D Love the poem! Just the perfect note of humour.
#14 Christina Masters 2016-04-07 22:20
You've done it again- hilarious!!!
#13 K.boser 2016-04-07 20:47
Love the last line..great satire. Nicely done! :D
#12 Lorraine 2016-04-07 20:08
Your pithy prose proliferates pages perfectly!
#11 Judy in St. Louis 2016-04-07 19:25
Deb, I'm glad to hear, she's found her faith… and is giving us, "Scarsdalians," all a break. Pot is not the answer, for our youth , but too many teens, think they know the truth… it's hip, it's rad --
But, It's not legal in all states -And It could detrimentally, determine your fate! Although we don't all feel the same - there are lots of us who say it can damage your brain...
call the NCAA DA for education, intervention
and heal your pain...❤️
#10 Holly Miller 2016-04-07 19:14
:-) Love this poem!

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