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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Pills For Our Ills

My daughter in law found this poem in a local senior citizen's newsletter and brought it to me.  No author was given....not even a name for the poem, so I don't have a clue where it originated.  I knew immediately it was something I had to share!  You know, I just can't keep a good or funny thing to myself.  I will probably wake up in the night, think of the blue pill, sit upright and begin to laugh hysterically.  I only hope my poor daughter doesn't call the men in the little white coats!
A row of bottles on my shelf
caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
tell me I'm happy when I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
and tells me that I have no pain.
The pink ones tell me not to wheeze
or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones,smallest of them all,
go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange pills, so big and bright,
prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
that help to cure all kinds of ills,
but what I'd really like to know
is what tells each one where to go!!
Now is that not funny?  I believe I have more stashed here and there, some I've written myself back in the day.  I think I will begin to drag them out now and then 'cause there's nothing better for your health and well being than a really good laugh, it sort of reminds us that it is usually the simplest things in life that bring about the biggest blessings.        You be sweet, now!!


Loree said...

Loved the poem. I need to share it with my father in law. He's a doctor and will get a kick out of it I'm sure.

The Retired One said...

When I was the Administrator of the Assisted Living facility where I worked, this poem came around a few years ago and I printed it in our newsletter too. How true the poem is!
I loved the photo too!
I collect all the old photos, especially ones where they wear those old hats...don't you love them???
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introspection said...

I love this poem. It seems so right some times..!!!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I have always wondered the same the poem says. Loved the poem. Share more.

Amberpony Creates said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and making me smile. ;0)
Loved your poem. Thanks for the laugh.

Sara said...

I love the picture and poem. I love looking at old pictures. I am sending the poem to my grandma,she loves poems and this one is so true and funny!

Amber said...

Thank you Polly for stopping by my blogs and leaving your sweet words of encouragment! Your blog is delightful and I will be sure to visit again soon...

Glynis said...

How wonderful! great words :) thanks for sharing Polly x

Melissa said...

Loved the poem :-) and loved the photo, too!

pehpot said...

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Kathryn Magendie said...


Also laughing at your comment about what your brother said about Louisiana! haw!! so true!

pehpot said...

Thanks a lot my friend! I do love reading your blog too! :)

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Shattered said...

Very funny poem! I take an array of pills too and I've often wondered the very same thing.

Dwayne said...

I am going to have to show that one to my dad, he is always complaining about the medicine that he has to take. He will get a good laugh out of that.