My Day 24 poem is my response to the NaPoWriMo.net prompt, which is to find an article about an animal, then replace the name of the animal with something else, and use the resulting text as the basis for a poem. I opted for biting satire; I used this Guardian article about leeches. Is it appropriate? Probably not.
The bite of a politician
is a vague sensation
thanks to the anesthetic it injects
The politician leaves a distinctive bite mark
in the form of a Mercedes-Benz logo
The anticoagulant it emits when it feeds
keeps the blood flowing for as long as 10 hours
The bulk of the politician’s body
is for storage
This can cause problems—
a big hungry politician
will feed on a small hungry politician
The best way to ensure peace among politicians
is to control the temperature
so they are half asleep
A spaced-out politician
is the safest politician
Politicians can transfer blood
from one person to another
A filled politician
is a biohazard
(24 April 2021)
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Have wrote on similar idea last day…liked your poem a lot
I enjoy a bit of biting satire and this one is topical and clever, Kevin! I especially love the opening lines and these lines:
‘a big hungry politician
will feed on a small hungry politician’
‘A filled politician
is a biohazard’.
Unlike politicians, this poem definitely DOES NOT suck. Well done!