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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tonight's Poet Corner: Sonnet Solstice #309

I Wrote A Silly Song
by Belinda Roddie

I wrote a silly song about a guy
who ran a conspiracy theory show
and screamed into the mike until his eyes
rolled back and his face held a sanguine glow.
He sold products that cost both arms and legs,
claiming they'd make you safe and strong. He swore
by doctors without degrees, so it begged
the question: What if there was something more
to his crazy hijinks? I wrote the tune,
highlighting all the times that he shrieked, "Hoax!"
The melody was light (and bouncy, too),
though the lyrics were harsh, that ain't a joke.
No, I will not reveal the loony's name,
as being sued won't be my claim to fame.

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