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The Tranquillizers

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The Tranquillizers




                             THE HOSPITAL FAIRYLAND

They walked together, hand in hand,
Into life’s magical fairyland.
Where there was no trouble, where there was no pain.
Where life could really, begin all over again.
Where were no men in little white coats.
Forcing you all, to stuff drugs down your throats.
Forcing you to do, what you didn’t want to.
Telling you it was all for the best, for you,
People shouting, people crying.
Most of the people talking about dying.
What is this hell, we’ve all come to?
It’s called coming off drugs, we all have It to go through.
Where will it end, what will we do?
None of us really, has a clue.
We are given more pills, we are told, we have to take.
To the men in white coats, life’s a piece of cake.
We are the prisoners, they guard the doors.
Some try to creep out, on all fours.
Into hell and back, we go for a ride.
Eventually if we’re lucky, we come out the other side.
Where we can walk, hand in hand.
Into life’s magical Fairyland.
Where there is trouble, where there is pain.
But at least we can start, living again.




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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A lot of descriptiveness went into this work.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 11:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Pat. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/14/2008 1:05:00 PM
    Pat this is a very deep and moving poem - In the last year and a half of my life I have under went a year long treatment for hep c and had a back operation - seems once it starts the doctors never end - God Bless