And now a word from our Sponsers

And now a word from our Sponsers

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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Even football Sunday feels like one long commercial. Have we no shame? If we did we would bottle it up and sell it too.

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And now a words from our Sponsers

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


"Consumerism is at once the engine of America and simultaneously one of the most revealing indicators of our collective shallowness."- Henry Rollins


I'm not one to rant and rave

But lately I've been a bit depraved 


Taco bell has something new

That drips with cheese and some weird goo


And I just heard that Burger King 

Has slashed its prices on union rings


McDonald's has chosen not be out done

By adding new toys in their boxes of fun


But despite these improvements I must confess 

I'd rather eat fake Chinese food at Panda Express


Did you hear Walmart had a sale on Preparation H

Two for a dollar what an incredible rate!


Also 4 boxes of Massengill for 2 bucks; I must say

Too great a deal to pass; despite not having a vajayjay.


Welcome to the world of commercial success 

I know all the jingles to make you depressed 


So let us laugh and sing as the world burns down 

As corporations numb us with their dancing greedy clowns




 

© 2021 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
My muse Cate took the weekend off because she hates American Football as she calls it. And I told her good because I hate European football which we yanks call Soccer because we despise it so. She made me regret saying those words so I'm here to apologize for my heathen ways as she so eloquently describes. And now a word from our sponsors....

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I like this satire on commercialism and greed. It made me smile. And of what worth is a poet if we can't poke at and point out the evils of society upon occasion? I don't intend that should be our sole obsession but in general, we poets are most often obsessed with life and the living of it. I'm a student of everything and a constant observer. Thank you for the smile. F.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you Fabian for the kind words on this piece. I agree as a writer one should never be complace.. read more
That was a fun poem. It brought laughter to me. And your author's note makes me smile too.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Shelley it was a little satirical write on a serious problem in our society. Sometimes att.. read more
Shelley Warner

1 Month Ago

Yes, consumerism has a dark side for sure. And we've depended so much on other countries, in order t.. read more
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Made me chuckle.The world today is a 2 for 1, eat as much as you can, get it now rat race, with many folk living in a " me, mine, my" bubble without a care for those with nowt.
Good morning

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Gee for the nice comment on this poem. I totally agree with your words. Wish we could be l.. read more
I f*****g Love it. WOW What can i say that was AWESOME!!!!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you again Debra. Watching all those commercials on TV can Inspire a bit of humor and irony fro.. read more
I have not had access to TV for most of my life. I did have TV for a few years when I first became disabled, thinking there was nothing left to do but lay around & die in front of the TV. But then I decided I'd rather live than watch TV, so I cut off my satellite service 2 years ago, intending to avoid the run-up to the 2020 election. My life has changed DRAMATICALLY since I did this. So if your life is still inundated with commercials, you could change all that (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

You definitely are right. Especially these last few years I have consumed so much news. I'm starting.. read more
most of the time i feel as though television is about commercials with an occasional, tiny, tidbit of an actual show. this made me laugh despite being a sadly true commentary. i often think the same such thoughts about things. go out and stuff yourself with junk then go to the hospital drive-thru for an angioplasty. never underestimate the power of capitalism or the gullibility of american consumer. you forgot the 7-eleven big gulp diabetic thirst quencher. ... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you Pete for your thoughts on this poem. Omg I could still remember the uproar over large size.. read more
Great insight into our corporate world, and you chose the right sponsors. But what's even worse are the commercials for every disease on the planet... and not one consumer can understand what they're for!!! Worse yet, after they tell you how wonderful it is, then they give the deathly side effects. Good thing we have silencers on our TV's... great job Carlos.
Best, B

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you B for your thoughts on this piece. Yes they are the worst. They get us addicted by their p.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Month Ago

Agree 100% !
I liked the insightfulness this piece brought onto consumerism while also maintaining a bit of playfulness to the words (I laughed too hard when I got to vajayjay not gonna lie lol).

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

If you think that's funny I just submitted a short screed that is hilarious or may be offensive. I'm.. read more
Terry

1 Month Ago

Awesome I'm going to read it right now!
I was deeply conflicted as I read on
...to be or not to be?
Then the voice of reason took over,
What does it profit a man to buy the whole world and loose his soul?
We are loosing the very essence of living daily as our wants become kings over our lives and rewards the cooperations for the snazzy adverts.

Few words with punchy impact.
Fantastic

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for reading this piece. I really liked your comment because it reflects the reacti.. read more
Titilayo Sarah Eguridu

1 Month Ago

It’s a brilliant and informative piece.
Thank you for sharing.
Keep writing ...
Well, consumerism certainly has its downsides, but for some reason many people from various countries risk everything just to get here and enjoy it. Also, being vajayjayless myself, I have never felt the need to invest in Massengill, though I have known some ladies who needed to.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you JP for reading and commenting on this submission I really appreciate it. Got to hand it to.. read more

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

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