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Fifty Pills

My personal physician says I’m the picture of perfect health Then he hands me the pharmaceutic scripts Dr. Miyagi makes me wonder sometimes, if he’s a paid health insurance company shill Seeing how there’s fifty bottles of medicine on my monthly HMO bill Metformin Deseryl Glyburide Lisinopril Every day the bottles say, I gotta take fifty pills But the side effects will give you deadly cold chills Nausea, diarrhea Constipation, insomnia Me keeping well is profitable to somebody I can tell Just pop open the caps, and watch your thoughts congeal Bactrim Gabapentin Amneal Indomethacin Taking fifty pills is waking zombie time My staying well feels like being sentenced to a life imprisonment crime Always feeling sick just to stay healthy, going to sleep is the only time I feel good So, I bequeath this advice in my will: if you wanna die painfully slow, then take fifty pills

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Date: 7/29/2017 10:19:00 AM
I love it. A modern poetic write. Something so hard for me to do. I can truly understand about the 50 pills. I must take 55. This is well written. Fave for me too.
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Date: 7/19/2017 10:32:00 AM
Take it easy my friend. Those kinds of drugs will definitely do away with you one day... Thanks for sharing... Have a nice day
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Date: 7/16/2017 9:03:00 AM
Freddie, people are being sentenced by the Pharmaceutical companies, especially the elderly, the doctor is just the middleman.....
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Date: 7/16/2017 1:22:00 AM
My dear Freddie, if you had the time to analyse those tablets you might be surprised. I am absolutely certain that the Big Pharma wants to keep people sick. Bactrim i know is a sulfur antibiotic. I am highly allergic to it. An honest poem spoken from the heart like always dear friend...Maria
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Date: 7/15/2017 1:29:00 PM
My great aunt died while taking about 80 pills a day. They always seem to cause more agony and disease than they cure. One has to wonder if big, "pharma", is trying to find cures or being paid to trip down the populace. An excellent and honest poem.
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Date: 7/15/2017 12:05:00 PM
Hi Freddie, I'm with you on this one. It cracks me up when the doctor prescribes you something for an ailment,(or to keep you well) the possible side effects are scary. Great job my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/15/2017 10:16:00 AM
Interesting poem, tongue in cheek, but a serious issue with many medical practices.. Well written, nice to read you on my return brother..
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Date: 7/15/2017 9:29:00 AM
Know the feeling, trust me I'm at 30. Thank God they're all generic or I'd be pilless. Well done Freddie.
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Date: 7/15/2017 9:22:00 AM
the thought of Mom giving me a teaspoon of Castor Oil kept me healthy through grade school.....
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Date: 7/15/2017 8:59:00 AM
Good point Freddie. I don't know those medications, but I do know about side effects. AND the money made by companies. Take care my friend :)
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