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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Golden Goose



the chosen golden goose
drops a leadfilled clunker

the corrupt spin off tension
parachute to offshore digs

to nests of loopholes
free from extradition

doesn't take big intellect
to know riches dwindle

when that special goose
is steamed and rudely plucked



Fractal created in Fractal Explorer.

Thanks, ThomG at Surface Tension for the Three Word Wednesday prompt: corrupt, tension, intellect.


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14 comments:

ThomG said...

A sly nod to current events. Thanks.

Sue said...

Love it, especially the lines
"the corrupt spin off tension/parachute to offshore digs"

Jo said...

Fabulous......loving the last two lines.

Linda Jacobs said...

You can say that again! Love this!

Quin Browne said...

oh! how i envy poets!

DJ Mommy said...

Ooh, I really enjoyed this one! Really resonates with what is going on today. Great post!

paisley said...

nice nice nice... makes me think about all the brilliant criminal defenses are won on seemingly non existent loop holes....

wonder if a country can win in much the same way........

Rio said...

Oh, quite clever imagery on this one. Kudos.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting words and fractal, nice ending.

Lucy said...

why am I the only one to not understand this sue, feeling tired tonight and oh so stupid! please email and enlighten this old gal! hugs!

Omar said...

As always, words wonderfully used; and the picture portrayed, can be interpreted in many ways.

C. Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed this one. The imagery was great, I feel like I took a journey and then was suddenly "plucked." :)

Q said...

Dear Sue,
I enjoyed this one!
I also enjoyed reading the comments others left.
Our community is fun!
Thanks for the spin...
Sherry

fourwindshaiga said...

I love this poem, a whole new spin on the goose story.