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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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I could have been
one of Pavlovís dogs
drooling over a bell.
Iím quite sure a hypnotist
could put me on stage
and make me cluck
like a chicken.
So it should come
as no surprise
that all pills
work for me,
(at least in the beginning.)
The placebo effect
gets me every time.
Iím always sure
Iím so much better.
Then the new wears off
and Iím not so sure after all.
Iíve only done this for decades.
Trial and error,
symptoms and side-effects.
So I have learned
to wait for my placebo friend
to brighten my days,
if only for a while.
Sometimes that is just
the break in the clouds I need
to glimpse the sun again.

LGR©8/7/17

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JerryPat2
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This is completely the mind over matter relationship between you and the pills you take.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 08-07-2017 08:44 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Exactly! ~L
Poet In Pink
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When I take a new drug I never get excited about its miraculous healing effects...That way I am never disillusioned  lol  Keep smiling dear lady   Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 08-08-2017 07:13 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkypollen,
I'll use any excuse to feel better and run with it. That's why doughnuts will be the death of me yet. ~L
 
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