Toad days are upon us once more and the daily meditation of napowrimo whispers sweet nothing’s in my ear.
Grapeling ( It could be that…) is hosting this morning ( well…morning here)
He offers us an intriguing prompt which opened up an unexpected road for me to travel.
Here’s the deal:
That phrase, “if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you” came into parlance due to Parker.
He was, if not the original con man, one of its more successful operators, having sold the Brooklyn Bridge, General Grant’s Tomb, and The Statue of Liberty, among other properties. (For other scammers, see here.)
Furguson was merely a Scottish actor who regularly sold the White House.
Your word list for the Global / National / Earthbound (though maybe some astronauts are playing, who knows?) Poetry Writing Month 2017 is:
Wait, you believed that ‘short’ business? Then I have a bridge to sell you…
How to play: take at least 3 words (or reasonably variants) from the following compilation, craft into a new poem, and link via Mr. Linky below.
Please be so good as to come back and read and comment on your fellow con artists, too.
bridge, con, lie, tomb, scam, gullible, fraud, president, hustler, sucker, mark, prison
mark well the words you choose to divulge
lest you construct a tomb of them
one from which no lie can free you
have your scam paint you a portrait sucker
whilst you hustle your way through gullible
until your fraud/ that truth/ kills you