Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 17,355 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Mental Neglect - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Lyrica - pregabalin - is a substance silencing the
brain to stop those who have the infernal audacity
to complain of pain, shut-up and bear it or risk the
prescription of a brain-synapse-destroying poison

I used to wonder why society did not kill members
who make life hell for others by complaining about
their health all the time - well, logically, this is what
the wonderful medical establishment is doing; if you

Can't cure them, kill & bury them, hoping to remove
those genes from human genome pool, nobody with
those kind of complaints should spread the mind fog,
aches & words of protest against the physical mess

In which they exist, are silenced by legal substances:
I thank Lyrica for worsening my allergy symptoms to
the point of my blacking out while standing upright; I
prefer death to living with the negative personality

And lack of self-expression I've failed to overcome
through years of mental neglect….

Topic(s) of this poem: criticism, existentialism


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Wednesday 14 June 2017

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/14/2017 2:55:00 AM)

    Such a well-expressed poem.... I rate it 10+++++
    You may visit my HEARTACHES WILL NEVER LAST...... Thanks....
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017



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