No Marketing Skills

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings #6:
Turn cliché into poetry or prose.  Take as many clichés as you like.
(posted by Magaly)

Someone keeps throwing
lemons at me. Quick,
get the sugar and water.
Our stand is set up, so
how much should we charge?

Time is flying; we haven’t
had a single customer
yet. I think this business
is an uphill battle.

Look, let’s call it a day,
okay? We’ve got nothing
to bring to the table.

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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25 Responses to No Marketing Skills

  1. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    … oh, the lemonade stand – I think we actually sold more Kool-aid !


  2. Helen says:

    Reading all the ‘cliche’ poems has made me really curious about their origins ~~~ like bringing something to the table!


  3. Sarah, I really love the conversational tone of this poem. I can almost imagine her in front of a judge telling the court that enough is enough.


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is so well done! 💝 I enjoyed the brilliant use of cliches here and could visualize the entire scene 🙂


  5. Susie Clevenger says:

    I’m having a few lemons tossed my way and I’m trying to find sugar. Love your poem


  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    Aha, the lemonade stand story in cliché. Very clever. Left me smiling!


  7. oldegg says:

    How well the cliches fit in this piece.


  8. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Cliche piled upon cliche—well done!


  9. So many clichés, so little time – oops! I like the humor this draws out. Cheers!


  10. thotpurge says:

    So true..not all lemons end up as lemonade… !!


  11. LOL…no marketing skills! But your piece turned out delightful. 😀


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