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Quacks and Other Phonies: a Satirical Poem

Updated on July 31, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

I have seen a shrink at the end of her rope

and a heart medico as fat as he shouldn't be

also a guru who did not inspire any hope

along with a nutritionist that no one should ever see.


There were others, like those self-proclaimed preachers

who couldn't show much for all their believing

as well as those physical culture teachers

who later on turned obese beyond forgiving.


Which reminds of critics of something they couldn't do

and armchair philosophers who never read a book

along with newsmen who would say nothing new

or cosmeticians who could not mask their look.


I know you have seen many of this kind

so if I have left politicians out, that's an honest mistake

with all these colorful types now crowding my mind

I forget to put the proper icing on this cake.


For, of all existing phonies politicians are the champs

masters of deceit and regulars in perjury

and it doesn't matter what they call their camp

I trust them like I would trust a butcher with my surgery.



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    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 13 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Quacks & phonies abound, Val. I can see we'll never run out of whacky Quacks on every corner. Kind of hard to avoid them because the Quackier they are, the bolder they are!!

      So I guess the best advice would be.....do our due-diligence, keep up on continuing education and trust our own heart & mind.....then learn to Quack louder & more seriously than the QUACKS!! LOL.

      This is a cute one....made me laugh!.....Enjoy your week-end, Val. Hugs, Paula

    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 2 weeks ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting perspective.