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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blue Pill Blues

image courtesy of Walter Parada
Economy's down
The budget's tight
We have to make some cuts
We'll lay off teachers
Reduce food stamps
Tighten belts we must!

And out health care
It's so wasteful
We can trim some frills
Use generics
Pre-approvals
Just keep our blue pills!

Diabetics
They can manage
Without their injections
But without
Our Viagra
We'll have no erections!

Fingers ache
From arthritis
Hurting to the bone?
We don't care
Meds cost money
We want groins of stone!

Who gives a damn
If some woman
Has another pup?
Birth control
Doesn't matter
If we can't get it up!

So go ahead
Cut our health care
Fix financial ills
But don't you ever
Touch our manhood
Give us our blue pills!

9 comments:

V. Furnas said...

Amazing...love it!

Rachel Hoyt said...

Hehehe. Awesome poem. Love the image interpretation.

Also, thank you for the note about World Turtle Day! I didn't know, but thanks to you I had time to prepare a post. :) http://pokeyspals.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-5-ways-to-celebrate-world-turtle.html

Brian Miller said...

and if it lasts longer than 4 hours please consult a physician...hahaha...nice

Jingle Poetry said...

lovely.
keep it up.

darev2005 said...

Hey now!!! Just because you aren't a slave to hydraulics like we are....

Mary said...

This light-hearted poem made me chuckle this morning. I needed that.

elisasspot said...

woooooooo hoooooooooo!! and AMEN!

Fireblossom said...

*snickersnort*

double snickersnort at Jingle's comment "keep it up". hahahaha.

Steve Isaak said...

Timely/too true, good write.