Prompt Day #294: Dramatize an electroshock therapy session in second person, future tense (“you will frizzle…”)
As soon as I read this prompt, I know it was going to be a poem paying homage to the great Dr. Seuss. I mean second person, future tense? It was begging for a Seuss style treatment. I did however, ask my daughter, Cheyenne if she had any ideas on how it could go and she sent a few lines that were better Seuss than anything I could do. So when you get to the best part, that’s her. Thanks, Chey.
Oh The Things We Will Do
Diagnosis: Depression. You’re well on your way
To Electroshock therapy; your treatment’s today!
You have brains in your head that just need a boost
We can fix your sad feelings with a few joules of juice
You’re safe with us, we know what to do
Just sit back and relax. Here, bite on this shoe
You’ll shake and you’ll shudder, you might even pee
But focus instead, on how happy you’ll be!
Now, when things start to happen, and I promise they will
Try not to panic, lie perfectly still
Let the shockwaves flow through you, let them wash away
All the sad, ugly feelings you’re feeling today
Oh the things you will hear and the things you will feel
Like your head is attached to an electric eel
We’ll buzz you with energy from ear to an ear
It’s all scientific, there’s nothing to fear!
It soon will be over, your treatment all done
You’ll rejoice in knowing you’ve completed round one
You’ll feel a bit woozy with marks on your head
But also, you’ll notice, you feel better than dead
So, let’s get this started, you’re well on your way
To a happy tomorrow, a Sun-shiny new day!