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Friday, 18 June 2010

Haiku #177

Popping pills is up
recession bites - and therapy
harder still to find

14 comments:

jinksy said...

A bitter pill, indeed.

Opaque said...

Although we know the answers, we pay that someone to tell it to us.

Elisabeth said...

Some people still look for the quick fix, Dave, sadly, and find it hard therefore to deal with the obstacles of life.

Kass said...

Oh, if only those responsible for the recession had been open to on-going therapy years ago.

San said...

Yes, we need to look within, not reach for medication. Haiku looks within.

The Turning Point said...

Pills, pubs and frolicking across lush poppy fields.

Instant prosperity.

Jim

Derrick said...

For many, the pills are causing the paranoia and anxiety, not relieving it!

Helen said...

From what I'm reading, senior citizens (using alcohol and drugs) are becoming a real problem.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh dear Dave, your haiku are getting slowly more depressing in nature - the recession bites indeed.

Dan Gurney said...

Not just pelicans,
Shellfish, whales, and dolphins drown--
Hope, too, drowns in oil.

TechnoBabe said...

Exactly. The first sign of something amiss, just take a pill. Then that pill causes side effects, just take an added pill. And on and on.

Opaque said...

I have been thinking about this post since long now. I am almost losing someone close to me to such behavior. I think this is medicide!

Paul C said...

I'm a bit tired of all the pharmaceutical ads on the American networks. A few proactive measures could reduce the demand.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for your comment, Dave. This ia a pertinent one for me, as I don't like taking pills of any kind (apart from hayfever tablets, because -frankly- I couldn't last the summer grass-cuts without them), even paracetemol. I'll go as long as I can without resorting to opening a blister pack. My mother constantly tells me this is counter-productive and the sooner I take the tablet the sooner I'll feel better.

It's a vicious circle - we take them because they're there, and they're there because we take them.