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Snow White And The Seven Little Pills

John Jessup Kennan 1953 (Pomona)

Grumpy's really into bondage
Locks himself into detention
He's rattling the attic door
Demanding my attention
I try to keep him locked away
But he's a pesky little swine
He always finds his way back in
I'll pick you up at nine

Happy's been out having fun
Making messes just for sport
I pay support to the little bastard
Ever since he hauled me into court
Happy has become elusive
My one and done only desire
A shadow of mythology
My ten-minute messiah

I must manipulate control
Over the seven little pills
Dopey helps me sleep at night
And Doc sends me the bill

Grumpy's always there at dawn
And Sleepy never goes away
But Doc provides me with solutions
And sometimes Happy's there to play
Hi ho, hi ho, to work they go
They keep me focused on my feet
I go to work, I go back home,
Work, sleep and eat, rinse, and repeat

Grumpy will apologize
He always does you know
Happy never owns a thing
But he's fun to be around, and so
We get together when we can
We order in Chinese
Laugh eye-to-eye upon my knees
Controllably with dwarves like these

I must manipulate control
Over the seven little pills
Dopey helps me sleep at night
And Doc sends me the bill

Over-the-counterproductive health
Every sneeze that Sneezy sneezes
These dwarves of functionality
Have pet names for diseases
I fall back in retreat at night
To try to find my happy place
The messiah in my boudoir
Needs its batteries replaced

The witch with the tasty apple
Mixes potions, casts her spells
Cloning little Quasimodos
Now I can't unring the bell
The mirror looks into Snow White,
The unkindest cut of all
Of all, who is the fairest witch?
Mirror, mocking, on the wall

I must manipulate control
Over the seven little pills
Dopey helps me sleep at night
And Doc sends me the bill

 © John Kennan 2015
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