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The Pill of Life

So what’s the pill of life? you might ask me.
I do not know, but this is what I think:
It might prolong one’s life, like that one tree
God hid from man! And maybe it is pink.

Yes, pink - a rosy color - just because
I think we all desire life to be sweet,
And more than one pill could give us a buzz!
But would our taking them make life complete?

And what if we’d still age although our life
Were never-ending? How could that be fun?
With aching knees and backs to face life’s strife?
The pains of growing old I wish to shun!

You’ll need to find the fount of youth, my friend.
Life’s pill - plus YOUTH - means health without an end!

Written 1/29/13 for The Pill of Life Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Andrea, yes,,, a clever pill , a nice winning poem..thank you for sharing..LINDA

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 4:23:00 PM
    By the way, thanks for commenting on my poem...You had more faith in it than I did.

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Well......Let's say.....Gosh, do I have to?!

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Wonderfully crafted. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Many congratulations Andy luv xx

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Well done Andrea ....Seren

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 5:31:00 PM
    congrats on your win Andrea..

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Would be nice not to have pain but that is not the way it is. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 12:07:00 AM
    That would be awesome wouldn't it , to live without pain;} hey "To Be Like You" did you like :} " if you wanna get to heaven = Dionne Warwick,,, the rest was "single" white female ;}

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 9:41:00 AM
    superb write my dear's will be on the winner's list...i like it..Advance Happy Valentine's day to you and to your family. Hugs and kisses from me :) Maria

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:42:00 PM
    lol, yes, so true - imagine living forever with all the aches and pains of old age...

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:54:00 AM
    There is no life found in a pill. You take away the p and you just get ill. A morning sun can get it done, just one day at a time. And poets only know one thing and that's to make it rhyme. :)

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 11:31:00 PM
    It was good to read this piece, with its fantastical views on a situation that occupies lots of minds, I should think.."

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 11:14:00 PM
    This is a great entry Andrea. I wasn't at all sure just what he was looking for, so just took a stab at it. We'll see how we do and there is always another contest. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:29:00 PM
    wonderful write Andrea.....enjoyed

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 4:14:00 PM
    I've heard of the blue pill, but the pink pill? But on the subject of sweetness and health--this is very thoughtful and provocative. It's an image to ponder for a while-so I say thanks and keep up the great work!

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 11:03:00 AM
    That pill of life is still a blessing despite, eh? Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:04:00 AM
    another great pill poem, Andrea, like your philosophy,, and of course your poetry..

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:04:00 PM
    It would be nice if. There was a pill like that, but I don't have any problem with ageing. Everything has to come to an end. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Sounds painful and long, I would prefer a little shorter and a lot stronger. Thanks for your visits and comments Andrea, I always appreciate your visits.