Medicated

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You proceed the same...
You speak like always
   I observe
Fluttering about or
Lounging leisurely
   In this manner
   Nothing has changed

Same obnoxious jokes
Filtered views
   I notice
You just can't fix ignorant
With pills
   In this manner
   You are still you

Still unmotivated
Unmoved to accomplish tasks
   I sigh
Having to be told what your
Priorities should be
   In this manner
   Nothing has changed

You are who you will always be...
  at least you aren't yelling anymore

Dana




~ Written for dVerse Poets
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24 comments:

  1. You shared a portrait here. I guess pills cannot be expected to fix everything. Sigh.

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    1. That's the point... realization that medication does not change everything about a person. You have to learn to live with the rest.

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  2. oh heck..that's sad truth..ignorance can't be fixed with pills...maybe there's still a chance that he's changing though...never give up hope..

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    1. Hope is not lost... patience is key. I just happen to not have a whole lot of it!

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  3. ugh...yeah, you are not going to change people all that much...may subdue them a bit with the pills but it takes a much deeper kinda change....

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  4. ps i love your new header....did you do that?

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    1. The thing about it is... you don't know how much of the issue was due to illness, and how much just "is". We (I rather) are figuring it out as we go.

      My awesome friend Khara House did the header for me. Isn't she brilliant! I've been trying to clean up and decorate a bit!

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  5. Oh, Man! That last line is excellent! Awesome write about a difficult situation!

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  6. No meds can't fix something that just 'is' there already. Very thought provoking write Dana.

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    1. Thank you Daydreamertoo! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. Sometimes you just can't change or motivate others ~ A difficult situation to handle ~

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  8. Wonderful, Dana. Lots of hard-earned wisdom here, but also a generous amount of heart. Khara does do great work. The new header speaks of both of you great artists and poets. Peace.

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    1. Thank you Lara! Yes, Khara did a fabulous job on the header!

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  9. 'You just can't fix ignorant' - brilliant line. Thought provoking words indeed.

    Anna :o]

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  10. Such a tough situation... you are so right, medication is never a magic solution, though we wish it might be.

    Touching, moving write.

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  11. Like this one, Dana. All of us are probably touched by someone in a similiar situation.

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  12. You can't fix ignorant with a pill... but at least you're not yelling anymore... so I suppose medication can help with at least some aspects. The message here, the feeling... so clear and concise and powerful. Well written.

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  13. Sounds like you have a good attitude, though... we can't change people and we can't let their addictions change us.

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  14. Very good, and so true medication doesn't always fix the problem... I feel for you... it's hard to cope with sometimes.

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  15. I can relate to this poem. Very well-written... If you ever need someone to talk to about these things, look me up!

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  16. You touch on a lot of hard issues including how far can pharmaceuticals and your own patience get you in dealing with this person. There are never easy answers. Take good care.

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  17. Wow Dana, nicely done. Beautifully illustrates my thought that people can try to run away in all sorts of ways, but the problem is they always take themselves with ...er...them.

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