Sunday, January 16, 2011

Placebo Effect

I didn’t get the real thing
what I had was fake
but my effects were genuine
and that was no mistake
the feelings that I had were real
the words I said were true
the information that was false
was what I got from you
you treated me with placebo
who knew that it would work?
I swallowed the lines you fed me
now I’m feeling like a jerk
all the things you told me
I believed them at the time
just words made out of sugar pills
but they made me feel so fine
now everything you tell me
I just assume is fake
no matter how sincere it sounds
it’s a bitter pill to take

8 comments:

  1. This is fantastic and really such a hard truth for many of us!

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  2. Perfect! but not the broken trust :)

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  3. Very clever to pair those two types ofdeception. Kudos Charlie.

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  4. bitter pill to take, true.
    lovely take.

    A++

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  5. its a wonder people change so fast that we really ponder if it has got to do with our own mind or the other persons offensive ways.. here's mine.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/paper-scribbles/

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  6. Yikes, Charlie!
    What an awful place to find oneself!
    Here's mine:
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2010/05/19/dysfunction/

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  7. Good one, Charlie. And sometimes placebos work.

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  8. Beautiful rhythm and I hear the pain! Very nicely done.

    http://absolutepalaver.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/life/

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