Snake oil

This modern day

The ads exclaim

When selling us their pills

Can help! Can help!

(A weakling’s claim)

They’ll never cure our ills

The promises they make are rash

They see themselves as clever

And think we’ll pay our hard earned cash

For snake oil cures

No, never!

The doubtful claims are bold and shiny

And now we all have hope

The side effects they wish were tiny

(And so they softly spoke)

This drug, it’s not for everyone

And so you must be cautious

May cause rash or swollen tongue

And might just make you nauseous

So, thinking persons, don’t be dense

These warnings, printed finely

Should make you use your common sense.

”Twas given you, divinely.


  1. gizzylaw says:

    Amen to that!

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  2. I know, right? “Possible side effects may include… DEATH!!!”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lovely quirky really made me smile, Lee. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lee Dunn says:

      Hah! That makes ME smile, Deborah.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. (–) My feeble attempt at a cyber hug

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Lee Dunn says:

        I get it. Back at you, and be sure to read those labels!

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