dispersing & reflecting light through poetry

NaPoWriMo Day 28

Day 28 [10:18-10:53]
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Important (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. (www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-28)

Important Message

Before our time
of television programming
parenthesized into short scenes
by brand advertising,
shows were interrupted
for important messages
from the sponsor:
how to make a family happy
with instant mashed potatoes,
the health benefits of the newest
menthol cigarette,
the best laundry detergent
for removing ground in grime;
the viewing public
desperately needed to know.

Proclamations of world peace,
or how to save a marriage
or help dysfunctional children,
or how to remove stains
from the human heart
were not among them.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Daniel Massey

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