Sunday, October 10, 2010

Perfect Body
What is a Poem?
A poem is an infomercial
The TV on, in the background they cry:
"Ladies, own perfect thighs!"
"Guys, walk the strongman walk!"
A poem is:
Buns of steel
Six-Pack Abs

A poem is:
Women in gorgeous bodies
Men chiseled and strong

Feel the burn, measure the waist
What is a Poem?
An infomercial, as you know: Just easy payments of $19.99


Jingle said...

lovely question and explorations about poetry and poem writing..
well done!

flaubert said...

I enjoyed this very much!

Mary said...

Especially in the middle of the night!

Diane T said...

Yes, indeed, that is the message we get from the Infomercial! Too bad we can't look 'ordinary,'LOL.

Juice Box said...

Wow, some powerful, satirical stuff here. You really have a way with words.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Clever. Yes, we poets dream! Thank God for our imaginary realities:) Good poem.

dasuntoucha said...

Hahahahahaaaa (^_^) good stuff!

Philip Thrift said...

True. A poem is always trying to sell something!

Human Paradox said...

Another great one SC. Thanks for that. It's all just one big infomercial.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

A very witty and enjoyable read,