Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Warning - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Pharmaceutical commercials
Produced for big bucks
By slick marketeers
Who prey on our fears

They hawk pills, lotions
Sundry potions
And other Fix-er-uppers
For dyspepsia after suppers

If your restless legs twitch
Or you have an itch
Their twitchy itchy pills
Will cure all those ills


But not if you’re pregnant
Or have high or low blood pressure
Rhinitis, arthritis or any other itis
If you can’t sleep at night
Or are stressed and uptight
And for ills-infinitum

Before ingesting this pill
To make sure it won’t kill
Confer with your physician

If this pill you decide to ingest
Consult a Psychiatrist

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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