11 Sep 2011

Poor Sam!

Cad, at A Trellis Fencing  used the character of Sam for his latest In Tandem offering, and I've taken this same Sam as role model in my post for Poetry Jam this week. Their chosen subject ?  A drug-driven society!

Sam went to the doctor's with backache
he'd been gardening out in the rain,
and he'd ended up with the lumbago.
The Doc said "Oh, Sam, not again!

I'll give you some pills to correct it
would you like 'em red, yellow or blue?
Of course they might be a placebo,
but just swallow 'em. There, that'll do!"

So Sam swallowed the pills like a good 'un.
The backache was gone in a week,
and Sam carried on his garden -
he's a bit of a gardening freak.

But then a calamity struck him -
or really the end of the rake -
for Sam managed to stand on the wrong end,
and clout his own chin by mistake.

Sam went to the doctor's with face-ache,
though he wasn't the sort to complain,
not even when he felt his heart ache,
but Doc said "Oh Sam, Not again!"

I'll give you some pills to correct it
would you like 'em red, yellow or blue?
Of course they might be a placebo,
but just swallow 'em. There, that'll do!"

11 comments:

  1. It's better to suffer in silence!

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  2. Oh so quick to prescribe ... not good for anyone, especially Sam!!

    (My link isn't working this week ... don't know what happened. I've asked an administrator to remove it ... wish I could myself.)

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  3. Like Dr Seuess for grown-ups this.

    Wonderful way with words, Jinksy.

    And your button is up.

    xo

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  4. Poor Sam! Can I have a couple of the blue ones? Might help my bit of a backache. smiles.

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  5. Funny how well placebos do work, even when you're told it's a placebo!

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  6. Very cleaver if not a bit funny. Well done.


    Melanie

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  7. Funny! I'm still working on mine. Maybe by day's end or if I pop a pill or two (just joking).

    I like that the doc gives what might be a placebo for a flesh wound. All too true.

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  8. Doesn't surprise me - not one little bit!

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  9. profound.

    witty job in sending your message, lovely humor too.

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