Emperor’s Indecent Exposure + Poetry Friday

Recently I have been working on a twisted fairy tale poetry collection called Felonious Fairy Tales. Today I am going to share a poem I wrote based on the fairy tale, The Emperor's New Clothes  (it's a political one...can you guess who it is about?)


Emperor preens
attention-whore looks
for his next trick

foreign rogue
see opportunity in the unseen
Emperor’s extortion contortions

large sum of money
for election alterations
Emperor is fitted

victory visible for the unfit
Electoral College flaws 
transparent

whirring danger looms
Emperor’s advisors spin truth
self-preservation fabrication

foreign rogue constructs
fitting suit
stretching the truth

royal procession
Inaugural ball
orange puff buff

Emperor wears
nothing but
spray tan and goosebumps

media calls Emperor out
the naked truth replaced 
by twittering blue bird

foreign rogue
pulling threads from afar
Emperor’s puppeteer 


©2017, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.



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20 comments:

Tabatha said...

The last one is my favorite, although it makes me sad! "Felonious Fairy Tales" is a great name.

jama said...

Oh yes -- this is great, and only too true. Love the "orange puff buff" and the "spray tan and goosebumps." A tangled web that needs to be unraveled. Pieces are falling into place, though, but how long before the GOP DOES SOMETHING?

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Tabatha! Yes, that pesky foreign rouge is quite the puppeteer. Ugh.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Jama! Yes, I'm waiting on the unraveling and the GOP to wake up and smell the crimes! They're going to go down with the sinking ship if they don't. Double ugh.

Linda B said...

Love the idea of "Felonious Fairy Tales". The ingredients to add to your "goulash" just keep coming, don't they? The poem hits some points that I wish all would see, but some are blind and I guess will continue to be. Love "self-preservation fabrication". That is truth! See the reactions to the Montana's newest. Thanks Bridget. Carry on!

Brenda at FriendlyFairyTales said...

Oh no. Now I'm picture the Orange Menace naked, thank you very much. As if the bathrobe wasn't bad enough. *Laughing very hard*

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

A cautionary tale if ever I heard one! Too bad we've already gone beyond cautionary, huh. You're a clever lady, Ms. Bridget.

Diane Mayr said...

Bridget, as the expression goes, "great minds think alike." I have an illustrated poem called "The Emperor" set to post Sunday morning (link active after 6 am http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2017/05/happy-haiga-day_28.html)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Linda! It is literally insane that the truth is up for debate. Carry on, too, resist-sister! =)

Bridget Magee said...

I'm sorry, Brenda! Breath and imagine all of this behind us...uh, just don't imagine his behind. Gulp. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! I wish we were still in the cautionary stages then maybe we could change the trajectory we're on. Soon it will be clean up mode...I hope. =)

Bridget Magee said...

To be linked to your great mind would be an honor, Diane! I look forward to reading your Emperor post. =)

Kay said...

So many good lines...it's hard to choose a favorite. I do love the title Felonious Fairy Tales, too.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Kay! I appreciate your kindness. More Felonious Fairy Tales to come - though not political, which is for the best. =)

Mary Lee said...

Zing! You nailed it!

Mrs. Wyman said...

Wickedly fabulous! Love "...naked truth replaced
by twittering blue bird" Bravo! As Helen Mirren told Tulane grads this week, "Nothing good comes from Tweeting at 3AM!" -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/blog/

michelle kogan said...

This is wonderful Bridget!
"media calls Emperor out
the naked truth replaced
by twittering blue bird"

I think they should hurry up and get on with this, so we can get on with the needs of the country.

Linda Mitchell said...

"the naked truth replaced
by twittering blue bird"

perfection!
I'm catching up after a long weekend away. I love what you've done here. And, Felonious Fairy Tales is such a great title. Keep going!

author amok said...

That opening stanza -- yes! It was great to see your "blue bird" right after reading Linda Baie's peacock poems. That's 45 alright.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! I wish there wasn't so much to nail. =)

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