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Choosing a Candidate
by Adelle Bradford
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Choosing a Candidate
Poem - Unpublished

 They were deciding
who would be elected this year.

They talked until the smoke-filled
board room was ankle deep in
metaphors and allegories, but they
just shifted their feet and talked on.

They didn't attempt to take cover
from the hail of cliches that bounced
from the walls; one highly placed
politician failed to notice one in his
chicken-a-la-king, and, ostrich-like,
swallowed it whole.

When the meeting ended, the chosen
one, too proud to ask for a doggy-bag,
and making sure no saw him doing it,
sneaked four metaphors, two allegories,
and a handful of cliches into his briefcase
to be used later in his campaign.

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Reviewed by Gene Williamson
You captured it perfectly, Adelle. When truth and humor merge.
This posting should be posted on the editorial page of every newspaper in the country...and in the campaign book of every
politician. -gene.
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse
A humorous slant on politics. Thanks for making me laugh about such a sad subject. I liked the clichés bouncing from the walls. Elections these days seem to be nothing but repeats of past elections. The "ostrich-like" hit the "nail" on the head and drove it home. It seems most politicians at the presidential level have their heads in the ground hiding from reality. Let's hope that the outcome of this election and our next president will change that image. We can only pray and hope.
Reviewed by Rodney Bohen
lol...well penned.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Aw, a very wise woman! Holly
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry clever

Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
What a perfect picture of the proverbial smoke screen used in today’s politics.
Reviewed by Rusty Daily
Clever, true and unfortunately humorous. Enjoyed
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