Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Get Listed – April Ain’t Fooling edition  (Imagined by Grapeling)

Your word list for the Global / National / Earthbound (though maybe some astronauts are playing, who knows?) Poetry Writing Month 2017 is:

Wait, you believed that ‘short’ business? Then I have a bridge to sell you…

How to play: take at least 3 words (or reasonably variants) from the following compilation, craft into a new poem.

Words:  bridge, con, lie, tomb, scam, gullible, fraud, president, hustler, sucker, mark, prison

Frauds and scams, hustlers and cons
A sucker born to be a mark. How many
gullible people does it take
to make a president? One lie bridged
to the next. Those not in tombs
or prisons need to speak out.
Save the earth!


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Louder

  1. gillena says:

    You ended on quite a universal appeal. To save the earth, is everyone’s responsibility.
    A short and stirring write.

    Happy you dropped by my blog

    Happy Easter

    Much love…


  2. M says:

    we can only hope we all will. thanks for adding your pen, Sara ~


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