THE CANDY CABINET

TUESDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2021

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below.

Prompt ~THE CANDY CABINET

THE CANDY CABINET


by John Yeo

I promise porridge oats for breakfast every single day

If in the coming elections you cast your vote for me.

My cabinet will make you wealthy after we break away.

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We’ll be better off going it alone in every possible way

Vote to break the chains and everyone will feel free,

I promise porridge oats for breakfast every single day.

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My chancellor will relax the annual tax we have to pay

There will be riches for all by my government’s decree,

My cabinet will make you wealthy after we break away.

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Whisky with mIlk and honey will wash over the highway 

Mixed with tax-free champagne and imported chablis

I promise porridge oats for breakfast every single day.

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Lochs and glens will be rich with my candy-cabinet in play

Vote for me to lead you, I’ll be your independence key

My cabinet will make you wealthy after we break away.

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Vote for my cabinet to enrich us all in every possible way,

Our candy-cotton independence will start immediately,

I promise porridge oats for breakfast every single day.

My cabinet will make you wealthy after we break away.

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© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

APRIL~”POEM-A-DAY”~DAY FOURTEEN ~ HONEST and/or DISHONEST POEM:

Today is our second “Two for Tuesday” prompt(s), and here are your options:

Write an honest poem. Or…
Write a dishonest poem.
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Image (c) John and Margaret

REALLY?

by John Yeo
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Vote for me and I’ll be there for you
Dependable, honest, reliable, true,
Voracious, totally telling the facts
Without pretension.
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Honestly, never dishonest.
My three year old believes in me,
Fairies, goblins, witches and elves,
Even Father Christmas.
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Dependable, honest, reliable, true,
Without pretension.
Our NHS, education, transport, too,
Without invention.
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My drug of choice is a happy pill,
Take one three times a day.
You will feel better, I know you will
If you cast a vote for me.
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Honesty is a purple flowering plant,
The pods make for decoration.
The ideal political reflection,
Colourful, decorative, honest, and true?
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Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-day-14