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    Pills

    Pills, pills, so many pills,
    People these days take so many pills.
    Doctors prescribe them,
    People then buy them.
    Drug companies must be thrilled.

    Pills in the morning,
    Pills in the evening,
    Pills taken throughout the day.
    Pills that are round,
    Pills by the pound,
    Pills that keep bugs away.
    Pills that remind you,
    Pills from behind you,
    Pills taken every which way.
    Pills for sleeping,
    Pills for weeping,
    Pills that keep allergies at bay.
    Pills for alertness,
    Pills that are worthless,
    Pills to keep you awake.
    Pills for your heart,
    Pills for your stomach,
    Pills to help you lose weight.
    Pills to calm and settle nerves,
    Pills to help whatever occurs.
    Pills for depression,
    Pills for obsessions,
    Pills to lessen ones fears.
    Pills for headaches,
    Pills for backaches,
    Pills to depressurize ears.
    Pills for heartburn,
    Pills to help learn,
    Pills to alleviate tears.
    Pills for blood pressure,
    Pills for good measure
    Pills for whatever appears.

    Red ones, blue ones,
    Old ones, new ones.
    Big ones, small ones,
    Short ones, tall ones.
    White, Yellow, orange and green,
    Pink, Salmon or in between.
    Capsules filled with little bits,
    Solid, oblong, whatever fits.

    Why do we need so many pills,
    Do they help lessen doctor bills?
    It seems that whenever we're feeling ill,
    We're prescribed another pill.

    It's gotten to where I've had my fill,
    You'd think all those pills one day might kill.
    Those that are rich get richer still,
    Each time we take one more pill.

    Don't you think somebody finally will,
    Realize what's really keeping us ill,
    Are all the stupid pharmacy bills,
    The bills for all the pills.



    Copyright © September 2010
    Kevin Mooney

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    InfinityKnott commented on Pills

    10-19-2010

    This is something that is far too true. I work in a hospital pharmacy so I get to see first hand how corrupt it all is.

    MootPoint commented on Pills

    09-27-2010

    Yes, the cost of pills are so outrageous. Blame it on insurance companies. This kind of has a Doctor Seus feel to it.

    Marsink commented on Pills

    09-14-2010

    My pills are nutritional except, I suffer with alot headaches and take alot of Ibuprofin (5-6 for each headache 3x's a week). Yeah, its not candy but its miserable to always have headaches. The consensus is that Ibuprofin does liver damage--That's why I had mine removed!! lol A great and humorous/sad commentary on modern remedies. Applause!

    simoneaugustus commented on Pills

    09-12-2010

    LOL! As someone who pays over $100 each month for pills alone, I can wholeheartedly agree! Great write!

    Tinytree commented on Pills

    09-12-2010

    LOL. You've brought humor to a real problem. I agree whole heartedly. I work with troubled youth and am very disturbed by the witches brew of pills they prescribe, it's a wonder they can function sometimes. I'm glad you touched on this subject. Very good.

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