That I should be taking
And a pill to help that pill go down.
There’s a pill for my legs
That I can’t have with eggs
But I still do if no one’s around.
There’s a pill for the pain
It works in sunshine but not rain
And a pill for the lack of a good memory.
There’s a pill for the down days
that I must take for always
or I’ll seem to be somebody else – not me.
There’s a vitamin I take
That aides the pill that helps me not shake
And another that helps all around.
I counted my pill stash
Something I can’t do with my cash
As the cash is spent on all these pills that abound.
Azilect, Vitamin E, Vitamin D,
Requip, Carbadopa, Lexapro, they be
All these into my mouth they must go.
Add to that Sinemet and Artane,
Don’t forget the pill that helps with the pain
‘Cause I follow doctor’s orders, it’s so.
There’s plenty more
At the local drugstore
It’s convenient to just make a call.
I ask for a refill
Of this pill and that pill
They’ll be happy to give you them all.
Just name your price
They’ll treat you real nice
And tell you what you don’t want to hear
“That’ll be three hundred dollars, please”
“But I have no insurance , you see”
And they keep your stash and offer an “Oh,dear.”
You wonder if it matters if you skip a pill
After all, you’ve certainly had your fill
But you come up with nothing but… empty.
You’re a young person still
With a disease against your will
Trying to make the best of a travesty.
So pay the fee to pop the whites and the reds
And just before climbing up and snuggling into bed
Don’t forget to take the purple and orange one, too.
For when you awake the next morning
And you feel like you are soaring
Just remember, those pills are helping you be you.