! Ph Sellout (Advertising Commentary - 2009) Poem by Alice Vedral Rivera

! Ph Sellout (Advertising Commentary - 2009)



Poemhunter joins
The media
In bombarding
Us with visual ads

A minimum of
Twenty pop-ups
Popped up in the
Middle of my screen

While trying to
Negotiate
Fifteen minutes
Of this site last night

I'm just so sick of
Fastclick, google
Kontera and
Advertising.com

Deleterious
To the poet's
Attempted craft
More than the ads is

The insidious
Invasion of
The hyperlinks
Burrowing into

The bodies of the
Poems themselves
With distracting
Blue advertising

Mars the purpose with
False graffiti
Poetic words
Reduced to billboards

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: commentary
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem was inspired by the proliferation of advertising on PH in 2009 that distracted from the poetry. Unfortunately, that was nothing compared to the intrusion of the advertising on PH today in 2014. I originally posted this on PH in 2009 © Alice Vedral Rivera - 2009
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