Consumption for PAD day 25

Consumption poemlets/freewrite

Consumption is what they used to call TB
in romantic novels and la Boheme,
where heroines wasted away
in damp and draughty garrets.

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Consumption is what economists
and commercial interests
want us to do in large lots,
so that the rich get richer
and the rest work harder
to pay for all that stuff.

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Consumption is what obese
people must not do,
or at the very least
they should
cut down on what they eat.

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The consumption culture
is the curse of our society
leading to debt and misery.
Be content with what you need
and give the rest away.

As the month progresses, my poems for http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts/2011-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-25
are becoming less  poetry and more chore, to be completed as quickly as possible before the PAD site fills up with hundreds that take forever to scroll down.  I much prefer Mister Linky to the free-for-all of posting poems and comments in huge strings.

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5 Responses to Consumption for PAD day 25

  1. Viv, I love how you approached this prompt. This resonates with me as well. People have become so selfish and greedy.

    Pamela

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  2. Victoria says:

    Thought provoking analysis of “consumption.” It can be a killer!

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  3. earlybird says:

    I particularly like the way you started this one.

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  4. RoryBore says:

    I’ve been reading your poems for a few weeks now – discovered you via Tilly. I don’t think I have left a comment before — although normally I am very impressed. But this one really resonated with me. just brilliantly done.

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