Purely Medicinal (Limerick)

Don Rothra By Don Rothra, 2nd Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1vgbwp7g/
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As a non-drinker, it is very hard to follow doctors orders.

Purely Medicinal (Limerick)

As a tea totaler with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and plack in my system, I have been ordered, by my doctor, to take one ounce of alcohol a day. It is supposed to be good for my circulatory system. I can't imagine what else it would be good for. My wife said she couldn't communicate with me for at least an hour after I take my dosage. I talked to my doctor about it and all I got was "You'll get used to it." Well, I don't want to get used to it!!

A shot of booze makes me sick.
I get a buzz really quick.
One ounce each day,
As my doctors say,
They're laying it on really thick.

By Don Rothra
7/2/12

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Medicinal Drinking, Tea Totaler

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author avatar Don Rothra
I am a retired country music entertainer and published poet and song writer. I now specialize in writing limericks for publication.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
2nd Jul 2012 (#)

Well it sure as hell ain't any good fer your liver!

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author avatar Don Rothra
3rd Jul 2012 (#)

My thoughts exactly, David.
Go figure because this is a true story.

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author avatar Teila
3rd Jul 2012 (#)

Excellent job, tough predicament.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
3rd Jul 2012 (#)

Darn if you do and darn of you don't. But if you it makes you sick I would not take it. Does the doctor know that it makes you sick?

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Jul 2012 (#)

A sip of Fundador brandy is nice, Don. :-) Happy 4th of July!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th Jul 2012 (#)

Very clever poem Don...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Jul 2012 (#)

Others would have taken this as just what the doctor ordered and multiplied the dasage! I am with you, Don, as I too don't drink - siva

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author avatar Denise O
28th Jul 2012 (#)

I am not a drinker either and yet I too have had a doctor suggest I partake every evening because of the muscle disease I live with, CMP. He also suggested I smoke a joint, crazy huh, from a doctor, his reasoning was for me to stay as calm as I am able and he felt these two items would help with that. Well in the end, I feel we should do what we feel is the best. Thank you for sharing.:)

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