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Little Blue Pill

Here it comes again
The wrenching pain
It starts low and works its way
Up to my aching heart
And settles in for the night.

I turn the lights down low
Cause no one wants to see this
I can’t stand up, can’t lay down
Nature turns the screws
And there’s no relief.

Sooner or later I’ll give in to it
Take the little blue pill
Block out the reality
Go numb, won’t stay numb
Because my body won’t let me.

The little one nestled inside of me
Clamors for attention
Is screaming to be considered
She won’t stay
Where she thinks she’s not wanted
So she goes away
And a little blue pill won’t numb this new pain.

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…and even after all this time
it can still make me feel
white bread and average
the cloyingly mushy middle
of a brilliant girl sandwich

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  • Jboo09
    Jboo09over 6 years ago

    Wow, this is really, really awesome, and I ADORE the last verse… I think so many of us medicate to disguise our pain, but it only relieves the symptoms for a while, and not the problem. I find relief in knowing that I am not alone, and in this huge world there are so many people to share and encourage me in my struggles… RebBubble is so great for people like us that express ourselves best through poetry… especially because other poets just “get it.” Ya know? Wow, sorry this is such a long comment! ;) Anyway, great work!

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyover 6 years ago

    Thanks! I’ve been too self conscious to share my work in the past, but RedBubble is great because I can find people like you who understand and appreciate what it takes to get these feelings into some kind of coherent form and onto “paper”! The feeling of release I get when I finish a poem is exhilarating…it’s like it unblocks my energies and suddenly, there’s another poem in there waiting to be written! Thanks for your input. And your beautiful poems!

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