A friend who read the announcement post, with a bit about the Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month prompts, told me that today’s “prompt might not be as funny or ‘lighthearted’ as [I] might think”. I understand where she’s coming from. I’ve been sick long enough to know that the side effects of certain medications are nothing to laugh at—except if we are talking about Viagra, for anything that speaks of erections lasting more than 5 hours is freaking funny to me.
Anyhoo, my feelings about the subject go like this: if we’re going to cry over the possible side effects of medications (we need to live), we will spend a very long time drowning in tears. Crying for too long has negative effects on the immune system, so we might as well find a way to laugh at the crap we must put in our bodies, in order to keep other crap from killing our bodies. And since the last resort treatment for my tummy issues includes medications that could leave me purple, deaf and blind, I, my Luvs, will feed my immune system all the laughter it can eat. I know that everyone isn’t able to do this, but for those of us who can, let us grin until we scare the sickness away.
So… after the last prompt, I’m sure we need something lighthearted (and deliciously insane) to shake up the gravity of government funk. I may have just the thing:
Today’s Prompt – Write a poem, in which you make ruthless fun of the horrid side effects that come with some of the medications and medical treatments that are supposed to cure an illness. WebMD’s Drugs & Medications A-Z might help with this.
Link Instructions – Leave the direct link to your poem as a comment in the following format:
“By the Neck” – http://magalyguerrero.com/by-the-neck/
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