John F. McCullagh

Silver Star - 4,202 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Offensive Advertising - Poem by John F. McCullagh

The American Cremation society
Is offering 'hot deals'” this week.
We get pitches for Pfizer's viagra
by snail mail, on Facebook, by Tweet.

Brochures for an all senior residence
litter our nightstand these days.
There silver haired ladies and gentlemen
pop pills for their nightly forays.

There are bankruptcy ads on the radio
to help manage credit card debt.
There are pill ads to help me remember
what drink used to help me forget.

The cars that they hawk to us seniors
Are designed to just putter around
Not for me Candy apple red Corvettes
To race about with the top down..

I’m stuck in the prune demographic
Where ensure and ex lax abound.
I still have my own teeth, and don’t need drugs to sleep,
But my Glasses have yet to be found…..


Comments about Offensive Advertising by John F. McCullagh

  • Mark Dillon (7/22/2012 12:02:00 AM)


    a hard pill to swallow, eh, if you can remember which one it was, lol humourous, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 19, 2010



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