Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Lies a Bumper Sticker Tells...


The sign on the church said,
“We have better sundays then
Baskin Robbins”-imagine my
disappointment when I went
in and didn’t get any ice cream…

That bumper sticker told me to
“Honk if you support quiet streets.”
Well everyone else started honking
too...and the streets, they weren’t so
quiet anymore…

That evangelist was on the billboard
informing us to prepare for the Rapture.
So May 21st, I gave away my assets
to those I was sure would be left behind, 
now I’m the one walking the streets wearing
fig leaves…wonder where I’ll be when
the world ends on October 21st?

I’ve been swindled by fabricated advertisements
telling me what's right and what's wrong,
Been bamboozled by their commercialism
that spreads like disease,
but I know one thing-
I am not alone in falling for this deceit…
welcome to America. 

**This is a post for Poetics-Bumper to Bumper hosted by Brian Miller over at dVerse ~Poets Pub.  Head on over  to the pub and hang out for a bit, make your presence known even :)   ~ the image was borrowed from Google Images~


  1. this is powerful.

    bumper stickers are business alike, of course.
    Some are fun, some are tricky.
    well stated cases here, enjoyed it.

  2. Oh, I like this! That first stanza is just awesome!

  3. haha yes they use every trick in the book to try to get you to buy or believe their crap, fun bumper sticker inspired lap.

  4. nice....yes we can easily get bamboozled with who we follow, fancy catch phrases...there is still a billboard up in my neck of the woods for the world ending back in may...ha...some fun here caty

  5. haha - i think there should be ice cream in every take on the prompt caty..i like

  6. I agree wioth Claudia. Ice cream at church should be compulsory :)
    Great poem!

  7. LOL I am still laughing.
    good...very good! I like your poem contribution very much.
    makes it's point very well.

    3 Wows for this poem.

    thanks for sharing.

  8. "My other car is a Corvette"

    "I'd rather be Bowling"


  9. I especially like the ones which tell me if I don't do this, then that will happen.. Really? Now the bumper sticker is a psychic.

    Great way you tied in the theme with your poem..

  10. Good thinking. Is it any wonder that there are more cynics than romantics in the world?

  11. hey there...all good...they took2 places off of me last week but determined them to be non cancerous...woohoo!

  12. I missed this last week. Thanks for stopping by my 160, so I would come back here to visit you.

  13. Yes, indeed, welcome to America, the home of the fleecing...... I've become so desensitized to it that I've quit reading signs altogether.... It makes it difficult when I try to find a store or address, but it is really embarrassing at the grocery store when I "Push" instead of "Pull," when the sing clearly says to pull..... I would probably "Push" anyway, even if I did read the sing, because it's doubtful I would believe it....

  14. great to see you today!

    hope you are well.

  15. hey there. hope you are well...great to see you again today.

  16. I like your insights... Is your banner photo of Pilot Mt?

  17. Caty, I'm a first-time visitor just stopping by. I linked through from JennyMac's blog and enjoyed reviewing a few of your posts.


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