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Shangri-la, American Style

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Shangri-la, American Style

"Crisis!"
"Shelter in place!"
Sirens scream from tv monitors
Teleprompters indicate emphasis points
Stringing our fear
Along enough
'Till commercial
Breaks
When products offered by advertisers
Promise relief
From
Worry...

Drink this
Eat that
Drive this
Erect that
Smell this
Swallow that

Drink flouride
Eat gmo's
Drive carbon emissions
Erect a better you
Inhale cadmium-coated chemicals
Swallow cortex syngeing sleep aids


And
You'll
Be
Fine


10/27/13

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  1. Date: 10/30/2013 4:05:00 PM
    You really took me on a fantastic and realistic journey through Shangri - Not . Well done!

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 12:23:00 PM
    those advertisements that overpromise -- what a farce.. love the stingy humor, jimbo.. carry on!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 12:24:00 AM
    A unique poem, i like topics that r not too common among poets. If there was a poem on clothesline n one on winter, i'd b more likely to read clothesline, not a common subject. So dat end dis poem on adverts n their bombarding demagogue like promises, was splendid. Yes a truly splendid poem. Pls do review my latest poem.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Haha you are funny, Jimbo

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:48:00 PM
    So true James, that is why I rarely turned the boom box on, thank you for sharing, hugs xxx