Max Reif

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Hoodia-Winked - Poem by Max Reif

Those people selling
Hoodia, 'the life-changing
appetite suppressant'
on the Internet
in a thousand nonsensically
or misleadingly titled e-mails

bring up in me
the Protestant Ethic,
even though I'm not a Protestant.

'You people think
you can get something for nothing! '

shouts a loud voice in my head,

though I have to admit
there's a smaller voice
echoing that one with
'Well, can you? '

Comments about Hoodia-Winked by Max Reif

  • (4/23/2006 7:22:00 AM)

    Oh, my! How I agree with Denis Joe - temptation, thy name is Hoodia-winked. Love that title by the way, but don't we all dream this dream - something for nothing. Let me see - Jack and the Beanstalk, maybe. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/16/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    Conflict between ones beliefs and the real world. Temptation Max, where would we be without? A very amusing and astute piece my friend. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 16, 2006

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