Those Fertile Lies – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Those Fertile Lies

If your vegetable garden languishes
and manure brings no results,
just give them a little evening news
and there’ll be bumper crops,
all those fertile lies,
rich fantasies,
faux concern
and invented anxieties
with smiling invitations
to more episodes of the same,
a soap-opera of nitrogenous value,
stay tuned for another
exciting excrement,
Oh, wait, there’s breaking wind,
every night,
even the mushrooms gave us
shade last summer.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, Humour, life, poem

44 responses to “Those Fertile Lies – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Fun poem! ๐Ÿ™‚ There is (especially) one nefarious news channel in the U.S. that cranks out pure crap.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Shivangi_Wadhwa

    ๐Ÿ˜ป Amazing

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Iโ€™ve been weaning myself off news, since itโ€™s too frustrating.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lol absolutely love love love it!

    I’ve only been reading online headlines for ages now … I prefer my manure on the garden ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. So very timely and a brilliant piece! Wow!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. krc

    great one


  7. lync56

    So very true and said so very well


    Liked by 1 person

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