“SWEAT HOGS!” a poem August 13, 2018 (Moon)
THE NEWEST TREND! of the day!
Is it REALLY – here to stay?
PHARMACOLOGY – ON THE PROWL,*
Now-seeking what is on our towel!
Dermatologists-announce: “SWEATING’s BAD;
If you sweat TOO MUCH, we-can-make-you-glad:
We’ll treat it, AND CURE IT – this-you-can-bet,
We have-just-the-thing (pause) so-you-won’t-get-wet!
SWEATING’s A MEDICAL CONDITION TOO;
Don’t ‘let it go;’ it might hurt you,
And, of course, we’ve-got-the-medication YOU NEED,
Which will – your sweat, (pause) safe-ly impede!”
IT USED TO BE,** sweat was GOOD,
It cools the body – and toxins would,
Be released, (pause) through your skin,
And-your sweat might stink; it could-smell-of-tin,
Or something worse! like rotten meat,
I was told-to-be-grateful! for-even-sweaty-feet,
Indicate – the-body’s pushing-out,
Nasty stuff! Let’s cheer and shout,
For exercise – and-sweating-a-lot,
BUT – Now, it’s bad, and what we’ve got,
Are medical, money-making schemes,
They must pay people – to-tailor-p.r.-dreams,
To simply label: EVERY-CONDITION-AS-WRONG,
So a new medicine can come along,
And-make-us-so-healthy; what “the heck?”
It seems our health they wish to wreck!
Well, I like to sweat – and it doesn’t smell bad;“
Mr. Kotter- I’m-a-SWEAT-HOG*** – and I’m so glad!!” 🙂
** – as with so many other conditions years ago, when I was “growing up!”
*** – see, “Welcome Back, Kotter,” a wonderful sit-com which, years ago, portrayed the antics of a wise-cracking Brooklyn high school teacher, dealing with his wonderful class of exceptionally special students, known as “Sweathogs!”