Poem – Nightclub – Billy Collins

You are so beautiful and I am a fool to be in love with you 

is a theme that keeps coming up 

in songs and poems. 

There seems to be no room for variation. 

I have never heard anyone sing 

I am so beautiful 

and you are a fool to be in love with me, 

even though this notion has surely 

crossed the minds of women and men alike. 

You are so beautiful, too bad you are a fool 

is another one you don’t hear. 

Or, you are a fool to consider me beautiful. 

That one you will never hear, guaranteed. 
For no particular reason this afternoon 

I am listening to Johnny Hartman 

whose dark voice can curl around 

the concepts on love, beauty, and foolishness 

like no one else’s can. 

It feels like smoke curling up from a cigarette 

someone left burning on a baby grand piano 

around three o’clock in the morning; 

smoke that billows up into the bright lights 

while out there in the darkness 

some of the beautiful fools have gathered 

around little tables to listen, 

some with their eyes closed, 

others leaning forward into the music 

as if it were holding them up, 

or twirling the loose ice in a glass, 

slipping by degrees into a rhythmic dream. 
Yes, there is all this foolish beauty, 

borne beyond midnight, 

that has no desire to go home, 

especially now when everyone in the room 

is watching the large man with the tenor sax 

that hangs from his neck like a golden fish. 

He moves forward to the edge of the stage 

and hands the instrument down to me 

and nods that I should play. 

So I put the mouthpiece to my lips 

and blow into it with all my living breath. 

We are all so foolish, 

my long bebop solo begins by saying, 

so damn foolish 

we have become beautiful without even knowing it.

Drugs and Nightclubs

Drugs are illegal in most countries and the extermination of drugs has always been one of our most important worldwide issues. Ending the existence of drugs is one of the toughest and most complicated goal we face. With all the effort we put into the issue, why is there little success? Lack of effort is not a major reason the attempts are failing. It is the lack of understanding that leads to the misdirection and failure of the attempts. As long as a strong desire to use drugs exists, drugs won’t exterminate. Why people take drugs? Drugs symbolize power, states, freedom, and the ultimate ? high? in our world. Drugs can help people achieve higher states, more power and their success. We are not easily deterred from using drugs because we refuse to give up our dreams and goals, and often are willing to do whatever it takes along the path to success. The desire for the drugs is worth the risk of being caught. In reality, the risk of getting caught is extremely few. Therefore, many people are willing to risk getting caught because the benefits of drugs outweigh the risks. ? Drugs are always been closely linked to the entertainment industry. Nightclubs have become the ideal place to administer drugs. In this essay I would discuss ? Club drugs? which are used popular in nightclubs.
GHB (gemma hydroxybutyrate) is surfacing on the street, in private nightclub and on the body builder scene. A central nervous system depressant, GHB has been legally used as and anesthetic, and for treatment of major. The main date rape drug is Rohypnol. It is similar to Valium, but then times more powerful. Rohypnnol is illegal in the United States, but it is used in other countries prescribed for sleeping disorders. It is usually found in a small odorless, tasteless white pill that can be crushed up and easily dropped into a drink. it dissolves fast making hard to detect. It can also be found in a liquid form, which are rare, but can make it harder to detect. Effects of Rohypnol usually occur within twenty to thirty minutes. The effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and being disoriented. It also affects motor skills such as walking, talking and balance. It makes one feel like very drunk. This is why it is becoming known as a club drug. Rohypnol is used mostly as an enhancer drug, which means that it is taken to enhance the effects of another drug. One health risks increase with he consumption of alcohol, which can lead to death or coma. Rohypnol has been found to be physically addictive and it does have bead withdrawals. The main side effect of the drug is a memory loss of four to ten hours, during which time a person can be rendered helpless. Another date rape rug is GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), known as ? liquid ecstasy? ? liquid G? or grievous bodily harm. GHB is also used as an enhancer drug, because it has no hangover and usually can not be detected four to five hours after dissension. Also it has no documented long-term effects, or physiological addiction. It is usually found as a clear liquid. GHB used to be legal, it was used by body builders to help build muscle, but was banned in 1990 for public safety concern, because it could become harmful when mixed with other drugs. Effects of the drug are usually felt in fifteen to twenty minutes. The effects are different for each person. GHB caused short-term amnesia. Common effects are nausea, dizziness, confusion and drowsiness. Health risks also increase with the consumption of alcohol or other drugs.