"The Path Well Traveled"

There is a path well traveled,
by many people in this world.
A path that’s marked by phrases,
like you can have it all.

Those things in our experience,
that should bring us to our knees.
We medicate with tiny pills,
that stealth’s away our dreams.

These tiny little colored beads,
promise hope for all your ills.
By removing all your troubles,
while replacing human will.

There’s red for the broken hearted,
that should take away your blues.
Pink for the one’s whose angers,
has caused him to act a fool.

Green can make a weak man strong,
while conquering all his fears.
Blue will melt the hardened heart,
and reduce the strong to tears.

The yellow pill, will calm the nerves,
makes us feel as though we’re hero’s.
While orange can give a good nights rest,
escorts the sleepless bod’s to zero.

Red, blue, pink and white, pills of every color,
to fill a need in every man, only to discover.
There’s absolutely nothing, within this troubled world,
to take the place in fleshly hearts, where Christ alone must dwell!

Written By; Barbara A. Carlan 6/16/2009

"The Path Well Traveled"


Lawrenceville, United States

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I see a troubling trend in our culture to look to pharmaceuticals as a way to meet many emotionally driven needs. I wanted to address that trend in a creative way. Perhaps causing some to think more contemplatively about what the core issues are in their lives. My thought’s are, that many of man’s current problems in life could come to a better resolve if taken to the Lord. Over medicating ourselves simply short circuts our need to call upon the Lord in time of need

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