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  Life in the Litter Box
by Patrick A Granfors
Friday, May 04, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I recently came to the realization that like most people, my world is a litter box and I donít even have a cat. Here kitty kitty.

What’s that odor I smell today

Wafting my way on the breeze

Nobody changed the litter

Politicians just do as they please


Nobody brought in the scooper

Now the problems are starting to mount

After I’ve paid all my taxes

I’ve very little money to count


All the roads are laden with potholes

The environment has lost its appeal

When nobody changes the litter

Legislators will continue to steal


Campaigners throw litter like confetti

Showering us with its ill effects

Promising things will be better

In spite of what everyone expects


They say there is safety in numbers

In politics that surely is true

There is only one way we get rid of the turds

Change the litter is what we must do






Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors


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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/10/2012

I absolutely love it! The metaphor between kitty litter and politics is a great one.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/10/2012
You certainly awakened the senses in
this one *Patrick* with the stench!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/8/2012
Giggle....change the litter indeed!!! Couldn't agree more! The litter pan here in Canada is overflowing with turds....

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/6/2012



CUZ TK ...

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/6/2012
Lots of charm and some powerful words Patrick!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/6/2012
Using 'Yesterday's News' litter box for 'Pepper' my kitty.
Political renderings thrown in the lower 40.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by jude forese 5/6/2012
a super dilemma when the world appears to be a giant turd ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/6/2012
What a metaphor for politics today! There certainly is something smelly in the litter box. I think I'll go throw it out.

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 5/5/2012
It sounds the same the whole world over! It refelcts exactly what is going on here in the UK too...We certainly DO need to change the litter.
Reviewed by Michael Hollingsworth 5/5/2012
I'm showing up in November and I will have my scoop! Your poem was amusing and spot-on!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/5/2012
Alas my friend, as one who constantly changes litter boxes I know that more turds will soon arrive. And in politics, you can get rid of all the turds in any election, but new ones will soon very happily take their place.
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/4/2012
such a sorry picture :( but enjoyed reading it :) best wishes, neerja
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 5/4/2012
Ain't it the truth!!! Right on ! may your eye continue to see the truth in the rhetoric.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/4/2012
That's telling it like it is, Patrick. Well done.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/4/2012
You ain't just talkin shit here bro'...;-) e
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/4/2012
Term limits. Never happen, but if we had term limits and do away with ALL the damn perks, they are supposed to be serving us, the people, not making backroom deals to make them,selves rich. There sure needs to be a revolution, one that will throw the bums out.
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 5/4/2012
Litrer box today landfill tomorrow.
Reviewed by Richard King 5/4/2012
I smell it too, we need bigger pooper scoopers. Dick
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 5/4/2012
Leave the litter box. Come what, come may. We will be just fine. Envision lake, peace, quiet, no traffic.
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