The Pharmakeia Church

The Pharmakeia Church
on Main Street
right in the middle of town
CVS, Rite-Aid or Walgreens
willing to meet all your needs
headaches, ulcers, bunions or dizziness
tired, anxious feelings of loneliness

There's always a church of convenience
found at Wal-Mart, Target or Sam's
most local grocers, like Spartan
carry a great line of drugs, plus
talcum, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant
Q-tips, cotton-balls, Bag Balm, and Vaseline

So come to the church on the corner
to get your pills and your booze
every need there fulfilling
pick up some Cookies 'n Cream
make-up, dog food, panty hose or greeting cards
Morphine, Xanax, Valium or Tylenol

A drive-thru window for convenience
just take your place in line
have your ID ready
soon they will hand out your pills
go home, take them, hope they will do the trick
surely they will, that's what the doctor said

Let's go to the drugstore on the corner
open every day of the week
there's something to treat all of the symptoms
common to most every man
pain pills, wine coolers, chocolate and peppermints
green tea, seltzer, soda pop and Hershey bars

Way back in a corner of the drugstore
behind a line of dis-ease
patients awaiting the arrival of Prozechariah
XanActs of the Apostles, Murine and aspirin
VicoDaniel, Sarahquel and vitamins

At the corner of Healthy and Happy
stands a manmade drug church for all
no ringing bells, pews or altars
no organ, piano or choir
no preachers, teachers, Bibles or bulletins
just assurance the co-pay applies
to all prescriptures filled

(Beatrice J. Hesley)

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for giving me a prescription for life. I plan to have this prescription “filled full!”


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