Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

A Chapter by Dave Brown



With the carrot flies

Invading our crop

We asked them nicely

If they might’n just stop

“Who me?” says one

I’m just flying by

From another, it’s a go

Stick it in your eye

Apparently, we’ll get

No sort of co-operation

Meaning, they’re faced with

Complete elimination


Our good friend Mr. Raid

Was dutifully standing by

With poisoned spray

For each nasty fly


They are now chased away

From each carrot spot

But unfortunately, his secret formula

Caused each carrot to rot


This left rotten carrots

Which now all badly stunk

Having each one’s accessory

Being badly shrunk

Leaving possible climatic results

Badly affected

And their capabilities

Sagging downwardly directed


With these infertile carrots

Incapable of patch pursuit

To elicit some interest

They’ve gone completely bare root

This erotic sight

Of those carrots, formerly affected

Has enabled their accessories

To again be favorably redirected



© 2020 Dave Brown

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now I just buy my carrots, sliced and in a can...
Old age.


Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

The smart person's solution
And a pleasant good day 2U
At least the ending is happy. Nothing worse than having your accessory badly shrunk. Some of us haven't got enough as it is.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

How so true
There is nothing to compare with a happy end er,' ending
BTW has the smoke.. read more
John the Baptist

9 Months Ago

Indeed the smoke reached Virginia Beach, which is near me. I heard they're feeling its effects in Eu.. read more
Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

Crazy .
Haaaa! Methinks I read some witty double-entendre in this rollicking, rhyming ditty Dave'.. Never raised carrots or heard of "carrot flies", but can feel your frustration with a natural environment gone so awry that much cannot be remedied-what, 'climate change doesn't exist'??? We beg to differ strongly! Oh and yes, I'm thinking you"re hinting that limp carrots from earthly changes, marauding flies and toxic chemicals just may be soon related to an equally infertile state in man...hmmmmmmm! Love this!

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

Thanks Annette
If we can't see that things are going to hell in a handbasket we probably dese.. read more
This is one of your more shining stars in that genre you invented called wild imagination and watch out for mind-blowing cliff-hanging curves. I am having a confounded time with flies myself. I've got the teensy ones that hover over your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, crotch, butt -- anything damp -- and they're so easy to inhale if you mouth-breathe! I think I'm going to have to resort to Mr. Raid even tho I typically try not to use many pesticides in favor of the abundant lizards. But these damn flies never land, they just hover, so the lizards can't slurp 'em up. It's a b***h. Ya think it's the confounded smoke inversion? I posted a poem this morning that somewhat maligns you, by the way (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago

Dave Brown

9 Months Ago

Those same teenie GD flies also exist here and they come right through the finest screen available!!.. read more

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