MIRAGE

Poetry Tow Truck, Prompt #38, asks for a poem with a cross between popular culture and an “old fashioned” form. It’s pretty easy to poke fun a pop culture, so let’s just do it. I believe this qualifies as a doggerel sonnet.

MIRAGE
by Mike Patrick

Flickr image by Contacto Digital

When Amy Winehouse threw her life away,
the earth beneath our feet did not erupt.
To starving hordes, it seemed another day.
The politicians still remained corrupt.

McDonalds’ burger still contains its fat
while life expectancy again extends.
Mankind possesses all the lives of cats,
it matters not which church they may attend.

Inane celebrity intrudes on life
without a thought of values or intent.
More time is spent on clothes for looking nice
than working at a job to pay the rent.

Importance in our lives is all mirage.
God never found a need for entourage.

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4 Responses to MIRAGE

  1. Great! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. earlybird says:

    ‘doggerel sonnet’!! Love it!

  3. Janet says:

    A very serious message beneath the humor. The last line, another unexpected breath-stealer!

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