I hate the way we take our pills.
No question, reason, disorder.
Just a simple doctor’s note.
A 10-minute talk. A half hour order.
We’re told what’s wrong
& how to numb it.
With no desire to fight it –
we chose to succumb to it.
we take our pills and all prescriptions.
Loud denials of our addictions.
YOU know who YOU are,
and your mind is your meds.
For your mind; it can dive –
whereas meds. simply tread.
stop what you’re doing and look at yourself.
Are you doing these things ’cause it’s best for your health?
Are you doing these things out of misguided advice?
Are you take your meds. to avoid who you are late at night?
I’m not saying your cupboard should be empty and bare,
but when it comes to our meds. let’s speak fair when it’s fair.
These meds. like a brand – are built from money and greed.
These meds. fund vacations; and home’s overseas.
These meds. are big money, so why legalize weed,
when the rich of the world know they’ll lose cash to the seed.
Perhaps there’s a time when you have nothing to lose,
and that decision ALONE should be left up to you!
Be smart and be careful with what you decide.
Be accepting of help, but avoid lifeless eyes.
Don’t consume drugs the way they consume you.
Though that’s not taught in books –
it’s in the life that you knew.
Maybe your cleaning isn’t as much OCD,
as it’s your confusing desire,
to clean what you’re able to see.
And maybe your sleep isn’t all that messed up.
These insomniac nights are your mental wake up.
And your anxiety may seem like unbearable stress,
but perhaps that stress,
is no more –
than issues left unaddressed.
And your mood swings may be of confusion to you,
so find what they prey on.
Find what makes them come true.
And your body may feel so utterly weak.
The comfort of blankets, holding you week, after week.
But there’s food and the gym to once again make you strong.
There’s best friends and family.
And your weight – it may stay,
at the front of your mind.
But your diet pills bought,
cannot replace the hard grind.
And your depression may linger,
but let that bring change.
For no single pill made can change your long,
You MUST find awareness and you MUST find the truth.
That no matter your pill count –
it comes down to you.
This image was illustrated in collaboration with Lemon Chicken Por Favor