God Bless Chemotherapy (Repost)


I used to ocelot
But I’m stoater these days
Must be the pills

(Tho’ I s’pose I should be saying
“God bless evolution”

And even Moses
As he grew older
Found himself relying on the tablets more and more

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on March 24, 2014, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I love this one, Ben. Your word play is wonderful!

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  2. Most clever last line. What would we do without some humor to get us through….. 🙂

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    • While I was awaiting the brain operation a few years back they put me on steroids and I gained more than two stone. It also completely knocked out my libido. Everything is back to normal now though, for better or worse. 😉


      • I wondered about your chemotherapy reference, but of course didn’t want to ask. Really sorry you had to go through all that. And very glad you’re doing fine (and normal) now. Stay well!!!

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      • Ancient history. The poem is only tangentially self-referential. (Now try saying *that* with a mouth full of cotton wool and drawing pins. 😀 )

        I know or have known a number of folk who have been prescribed chemotherapy for psychiatric reasons The first verse refers, of course, to bipolarity.


  3. God – Moses … pills – tablets… great word play!

    In the end, even the chemo couldn’t help Moses (enter the Promised Land)…
    In the end, even Moses could not be helped with chemo…

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  4. The realities of living to die.

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