Medicine always makes me sick
When my mother makes me take it.
It makes my stomach woozy
When I watch my mother shake it.

So when I have to take a lot,
It always happens without fail,
It still makes me very sick
A long time after I get well.

My worst childhood memories are of taking medicine when I was Sick. My mother was a registered nurse. When other neighborhood kids got a Band-Aid, I got sewed up with black silk thread. When Mom went through training, castor oil was the miracle drug. I got it for everything from a sore toe to appendicitis. Medicine now-a-days is all sugar-coated, but kids still resist taking it.

I’m sure that we have all felt like this little boy at one time or another.


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