Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Plea (Prompt: Quit Doing That Poem)

Of the multitude of sins
you commit:

from dishonoring our mothers and fathers 
for comedic effect,
to encouraging the coveting of all
things material and shiny,
to violating the Sabbath 
to attend the early bird sale,

I implore you, 
Madison avenue:

please stop co-opting
the soundtrack of 
our collective 
culture and memory 

to sell more
beer,
cell phones
and SUVs.

2 comments:

  1. you did well...
    stunning word flow.

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  2. Enjoyed this, awesome talent.

    Invite you to join poets rally week 42 by sharing a free verse today.

    Hope to see you in!
    Have A Blessed Tuesday!
    xxx

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