Rev. Rebecca Guile Hudson

Rookie (January 31st / Hollywood, CA)

Better Living Thru Chemistry? - Poem by Rev. Rebecca Guile Hudson

Presented herself as attractive,
& she is
oriented times three –

but she seems oppositional defiant
and probably has ADD

She’s got some kind
of relational conflict
plus disorders not
otherwise specified

And we really believe
that this child ain’t normal –
She needs help from us docs
(we’re self-deified!)

We don’t have a name
For all her problems, a shame,
But we know what we’re
Talking about

We think chemicals to blame
(the kind in the brain)
and can’t have her
eloping – I mean walking out

So we’ll give her some drugs,
(With encouraging hugs)
And insist that she be compliant

Then if she bemoans
Or shows a will of her own,
We will grade her as being too defiant

We’ll adjust all her meds,
Then we’ll find her a bed
and name her, for life, a miscreant

‘Cuz we fear, ‘less we manage her,
that life will just damage her,
and she’ll grow up to be
a real deviant

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Comments about Better Living Thru Chemistry? by Rev. Rebecca Guile Hudson

  • (12/22/2006 7:42:00 AM)

    Interesting poem. To which I add:

    Well Rev., it appears that normal being
    Is out of the range of those you're seeing.
    Perhaps, its the range of existance
    That makes for the presistance
    Of those unlucky louts
    That no one cares about.

    Not everyone's of the same mold
    Even if that's what 'Society's' told
    Deviant behaviour is what they're trying to stamp out
    So that there will be no doubt.

    Put everyone in the same cage
    Then there will be no rage,
    Just vacant stares and ready acceptance
    Of the daily dose of drug induced presistance.

    Laying on of the hands
    Was once the way in all lands,
    Now it's easier to go
    To the pharmacy glow.

    And prescibe that special dose
    Of correction, I suppose.
    That can easy the pain
    So all can sing the refrain
    Of political correctness
    As the id gives way to unconciousness.
    And all become immured
    With the trance to be indured
    Until one bright and sunny day
    When Religion once again comes this way
    And teaches that God intended
    For man's search to be never-ended
    Deviant behavior is what it's all about
    'Praise the Lord, ' we all should shout!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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