A Pill For That

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I know my mind isn’t a shining beacon of mental health and perfection

I know that I am just a little bit fucked up…

And that if I really were to delve into my psyche,

I’d probably discover that I am A LOT more fucked up than I thought. 

But aren’t we all, just a little bit fucked up?

Don’t we all have varying degrees of childhood trauma and psychological issues?

Don’t we all have skeletons in our closets and a full compartment of carry-on? 

I might only be able to drive in the slow lane since I almost died on the QEW. And I might have a serious problem with authority, a lack of focus, an inherent distrust for the man, a one track obsessive mind, and a razor thin line between self-control and total self-destruction… 

But I don’t need a pill for that! 

And they make a pill for that!  Just like they make a pill for EVERYTHING! 

Like

When you feel that you can’t go on anymore because your mom just died

Or your whole world just shattered because you had a miscarriage Or your relationship ended and you feel rejected and lost

Or you talk too much and never shut up 

Or… You’ve been married to the same fucking woman for 30 years and your cock just can’t seem to stand at attention anymore! 

They make a pill for that! 

They make pills for you

And pills for me Pills for all

To help us see

The light at the end of the tunnel

Wait… Is that a light?

Or am I hallucinating?

I can’t feel my face.

My mouth is dry.

I think I want to cry.But I’m too numb.

I think I would have a really great idea

But… I feel dumb! 

So maybe I’ll just take another pill

And the thoughts will come. 

Because there’s a pill for that!

Just like there’s a pill for EVERYTHING! 

Whatever happened to embracing reality? 

Why isn’t there a pill for THAT?

Like

Telling someone that you love them so much it hurtsCrying for two weeks over someone’s death and feeling it with every fibre of your being

Or challenging yourself to step outside your comfort zone

Or Thinking “you know what… I CAN do that.”

Or Looking in the mirror and saying I LOVE YOU

Or Running to the top of a grassy hill and rolling down itLike you did when you were a kid

Or Pushing yourself to focus… Even if you don’t feel like it

Or Losing weight the old fashioned way

Or Quitting smoking by saying NO

Or Getting it up by being romantic and embracing the art of seduction 

And just being happy with what you have…

And not UNHAPPY with what you DON’T have What ever happened to TRYING? 

Why isn’t there a pill for THAT?

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12 thoughts on “A Pill For That

  1. And why isn’t there a fucking WORDPRESS pill that helps you format your GODDAMN POSTS PROPERLY SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO KEEP POSTING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN EACH TIME WITH THE HOPE THAT MAYBE THIS TIME IT WILL WORK… ONLY TO BE SEVERELY DISAPPOINTED EACH AND EVERY TIME WITH A DISJOINTED FUCKED UP IMPROPERLY FORMATED PIECE THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO PULL YOUR HAIR OUT AND SCREAM FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS!

    I’m done… And ready for a drink!

    🙂

  2. Some people try really hard, some people try for their whole lives, and one day they realise that they can be sad forever, or they can take a pill, and the world won’t seem like such a frightening place. Some people accept that they are sad and that is simply who they are, and some people decide to do something about it, and they pop a pill and move on.

    Some people can’t percieve reality without pills.

    And most people who pop pills to get erections have physiological problems, and furthermore the psychological becomes physiological quite quicky. You can spend years with a sex therapist with dubious results, or you can pop a pill and start having sex again immidiately; not everyone can afford the therapist.

    I understand that there is a backlash against the quick fix mentaility of this pill popping culture, but it is just as easy to be self-righteous in your ability to handle your depression or your anxiety, but just because yours isn’t so bad, or if it is, because you don’t want to have a better life for yourself, doesn’t mean you should look down on others.

    Think about what you are saying. The mental IS physical, would you tell someone with a physical disease not to take their medications? Would you tell them to grin and bear it? Yes, there is a growing trend for a quick fix. But many people who pop these pills agonized over their decision, waited for years, tried and tried, and got worse and worse, till they were afriad to leave their bed.

    Going to a therapist is scary, admitting you need help is embarressing, for many people popping pills IS trying.

  3. Kaysea: Thanks sister! I appreciate it.

    Badrabbit: My piece takes issue with quick-fixing pill poppers who look externally to solve their problems before facing the real issues inside themselves. And it takes issue with the pharmaceutical industry and how they’ve developed a pill for everything! Obviously some people, HAVE to take pills. I fully understand that. Thank you for your comment, I greatly appreciate it.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Great job.

    I totally got what you were trying to put across. Actually I have had the chance to sit on both sides…being the Pill Popper and the person who choses to look on the inside to resolve issues.

    The mind has the ability to heal itself…hence most people that try to help themselves, I mean really try, usually are successful. Those that don’t are Pill Poppers!!

    BadRabbit, I see your point as well. But most people choose to feel the way they do. What I mean by this is everyone can only play victim to a circumstance for so long. You choose to stay with it and take pills or you choose to take control of yourself, your surroundings, and you look inside to move forward.

    Great controversy over this one to come.

  5. Yet another great slam piece. You should update the ending … keep “speaking that shit” 🙂

    Society’s pre-occupation with prescription medicine is extremely troubling. While some prescriptions are necessary and vital to a person’s survival, I think often (as LIngo states) we look for prescriptions that will provide us a quick fix. A quick fix that’ll change our reality, eliminate the pain, make us sleep.

    Not sure I see a difference between that and a junkie shooting heroin to escape his/her reality. Well, the only difference is that one is socially acceptable and the other isn’t.

    Whatever happened to embracing reality, and all its glory and faults? Luckily, I don’t need a pill to embrace that!

  6. I was with you the whole way! Another excellent post! I think everyone is just a little fucked up but most don’t want to acknowledge it.

    I am a whole lot fucked up however and quite proud of that now. I use to take a pill for that but one day I said the pill isn’t what I need. I need to just say out loud, “I am a whole lot fucked up and quite proud of it!” I don’t need a pill to say that now! 🙂

    I am glad you are a little fucked up. I consider you normal now. It is nice to know we’re not alone in our fucked up little world’s isn’t it?

  7. Goddammnit Lingo you’ve done it again.

    I’ve been working on a post about pills and drugs and you go and do the same.

    I’ve often wondered if really my life is nothing more than me being a puppet and being guided by other people now I’m beginning to think maybe that person is you.

    Not that I mind however, least it’s not the government.

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