and post notes and photos about your poem like Tom Cunningham.
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In the 1800s conmen travelled the American west selling a worthless concoction that was supposed to cure everything, often they would have friends in the crowd who swore that they had been cured of some illness, they became known as the snake oil men.
By the time people realised that they had been conned snake oil man had already left town.
( Real snake oil taken from Chinese water snakes is supposed to have some healing properties )
I got the inspiration from a joke about snake oil man I heard many years ago.