Spittle Flecked

I've come to hate hyperbole!
It's worse than cancer, spreads
More quickly, flows from politicians'
Lips, like acid, into rustic ears!
Each product on the TV's great!
Each nostrum, patented and pricey,
Cures all ills! Talk to your doctor!
Given how much you have saved,
Have gained, have understood,
At last, though I detest it, I suspect
You'll praise hyperbole!

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-07-22 at 00:53

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Hyperbole is used so much these days that we ignore how inaccurate it is. We almost expect it of public figures now. Nicely said.

Steven Riddle The PoetBay support member heart!
Ever notice how the list of side effects is twice as long as your arm? It cures pimples but causes liver failure, heart collapse and erosion of the skeleton. I do like your poem though.