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Rated: E · Poetry · Opinion · #2069811
Oh those ads!

When razors first came on the scene
they only had one blade.
And that was fine for cheek and chin--
men thought they had it made.

But then the ads for razors ran
with two blades by and by.
They said you’d get a closer shave:
C’mon, give it a try!

  (The first blade gives the hair a tug
    to pull it from the skin.
    The second blade then follows up;
    how we are taken in!)

And then a third blade came along
as razors grew in size.
It was a scheme to up the cost;
most did not realize.

Oh advertising dances to
the gullible today.
As long as it is profiting,
it thinks that it’s okay.

Now razors hold a slew of blades--
more metal scrapes the face.
When truth is slain for dollar signs,
promotion ads disgrace.

24 Lines
Rhythm: (8-6-8-6)
Writer’s Cramp

And yes, "ads" is what I mean in the last line.

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