Extra! Extra! Plead All About It: A-Z verses from vintage visages

Extra! Extra! Plead All About It

Unless I find some new ice cream,
I might resort to plans extreme.
The extra topping may be poured
Of wisdom’s gems let go, ignored.

My attitude is misconstrued.
Perhaps I need some solitude.
Exciting though the outcome be,
It’s simply not my cup of tea.

Opinions expert miss the goal.
Misgivings meet misplaced control.
And here’s the scoop. No need to wait.
Thus wins the loser candidate.

The multicolored re-spun quotes,
Like foamy frost on root beer floats,
Leave me unsatisfied at best.
We’re finished, and we’ve failed the test.

Democracy has been replaced.
Hypocrisy it’s about-faced.
No celebration’s toast with cheers,
But we’ll be back in four more years.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), as well as these prompts:

Public domain photo –
 vintage image

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  1. Wonderful poems! You set yourself quite the challenge, tackling both the A to Z and National Poetry month together. Well done!

    Carol at My Writing Journal

  2. Wow! You were able to weave all those prompts together and killed it!

  3. Satisfying as the foam on the root beer float...yes, that seems about right! This is very clever.