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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.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:14:00 PM

    Living with a healthy body would be just fine, but a broken and tattered one is not as keen. My wish is to live as long as our body will allow it. Then the end. I love the pink pill color. Quite right with poem, fits in with this contest very will. Good Luck. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 2:56:00 PM

    They say that we stop aging at age 95 so maybe if we could stay in good shape until 95 we could enjoy living much longer..Interesting work that you have penned for the topic of the contest..Winners' list for sure..Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 2:21:00 PM

    nice one, andrea! i'm glad you didn't make it blue. one of those seems to be enough! good luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 11:43:00 AM

    Andrea, if you find it, will split it fifty fifty, wouldn't that be nifty, that would make us middle age forever, cute poem by the way, have a great weekend love xxx

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Thought-provoking poem, written in an intelligent fashion.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:04:00 AM

    High on bright pink life pills - love it! I wrenched my neck during a workout last night, so I am feeling about a hundred years old today. I could use a pill!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:12:00 AM

    I love the color and your poem, Andrea. - Have a lovely weekend, do something fun. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 4:26:00 AM

    Great sonnet Andrea... while we're waiting for the pink pill, at least we already have access to the blue one... ;-) Terry (I'm sure this one will do very well in the contest!)

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:05:00 AM

    i see that youthful sprinkle in you dear andrea.You transmit it so well through your verse.Thanks for your nice compliment in comment re my simple self dear..I return the compliment anytime..hugs

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 1:11:00 AM

    A grand wish here with the pill of life... Enjoyed reading your poem this morning... Good Luck in the contest...