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Yellows and Blues

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Yellows and Blues

Tonight I sleep 
With the prince
A yellow pill
Prescribed by a Shrink
It takes me down
And makes me 
Dream of snakes
And dragons
And screaming pigs
It is not pretty
This sleep of mine
I wonder if she 
Would come back in time
Hollow though the slumber 
I call sleep 
Ah so humble
I am afraid to peek.

When I wake I take a pill
It’s blue and makes me reel
It’s suppose to make me happy
It’s suppose to make life real
But it never happens
I feel so alone
Like Elvis on the telephone
Mama help me…
“Sonny! Red! Get me the hell
Outta here”
And then I realize I never left the building
Because the dream is real
And reality is a dream
And then I take the yellow pill
It starts again
It never ever seems to end.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:07:00 PM
    comfortably numb, not. the 'reel' hell of Rx. cycling riding through of the yellow blue maybe read my poem green ;)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/18/2013 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I can see that...thanks lori for taking the time to comment. i'll be looking for you on the soup. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Wow- and yet another amazing composition from a fantastic poet. I like the Elvis bit.. it really added to the genuineness of this piece. "Because the dream is real And reality is a dream"... Those lines are amazing. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/16/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your too kind. Thank you. I value your input because you are a great poet as well. This one just came out of me in about five minutes. Always Kilmer