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Paradox of Pills

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Paradox of Pills

Pills before bedtime…
Pills when I rise...
Pills during the day....
to quiet the sighs...

Pills to make me happy...
Pills to keep me fit...
Pills to keep me going...
I wonder…can I quit?

All the pill popping
Is to keep me well
Yet at times I feel
I’m under a spell

If I go cold turkey
Will my life just end?
Give me an answer
If you are a friend.

I want to come clean
And learn to bear pain
In place of happy pills
YOU must keep me sane

If it is too sudden
And I lose my grip
Tell the doc and shrink
Had hell of a trip!

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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  1. Date: 12/11/2012 5:02:00 PM
    great title and an excellent use of humor for a very heavy topic...

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ilene! I've recently fractured my hip. I'm trying to get off pain killers...not an easy task when the pain is still there. That's why I'm up now at 2:05 am! :( Oh well....there are worse things in life! Hugs!
  1. Date: 12/11/2012 9:20:00 AM
    Eileen, I love the expression and spoken so true, well written! Ciao, Christy

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali
    Date: 12/11/2012 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Christy, great to hear from you! Thanks for the lovey post! :)