Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

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    A little dig at the imbeciles that put this type of crap on TV

    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

    Not many years ago TV ads were great

    They connected with all that I’m sure

    There was the Pepsi generation to name just one

    For your thirst it brought a cool pleasant cure

    Then you could see the USA in your new Chevrolet

    You must admit it had a certain patriotic lure

    To buy the world a Coke was the thing to do

    And its meaning was sure not obscure

     

    Well things have changed and TV ads have grown up

    And now what junk do we see?

    The big companies peddling their wares

    With little consideration for personal dignity

     

    Get your Depends they promote

    And leakage will be a thing of the past

    If you buy the super absorbent size  

    For many weeks’ one will last

     

    And then there are pads and things of the feminine sort

    With brands too many to mention

    That will provide protection of varying degrees

    Depending on one’s need for retention   

      

    Heaven help you should you have a problem with your “Wilbur”

    If so, there’s Viagra - a solution to cure all your ills

    Just set back and relax and light up a smoke

    And then take two of our wonderful pills

     

    Next comes Cialis with its image of dueling bathtubs

    Occupied by two fawning sixty-terians of questionable IQ

           Smiling idiotically as if they been caught in the red

    (And in addition had frequented too many pubs)

    Cialis, they say, is guaranteed to bring life to the dead

    And it lasts for three days if you happen to be looking ahead

     

    And last but not least is Enzyte the natural stabilizer

    Promoted by Smiling Bob the symbolic moron

    Who uses dangling hoses and such in a half hearted attempt

    To promote their form of magic equalizer

     

    Can someone explain to me please why these TV ads are allowed?

    For children of all ages to view

    On second thought don’t bother I think the answer is clear

    Money talks, as always

    So morality and decency have bid us adieu  

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    countrypoet commented on Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

    11-23-2009

    I agree with the viewpoint that you offer here.It seems that the morality in our society is rapidly declining and there is no decency anymore or sensorship on tv. It used to be that any vulgar words were censored on tv programs.Now it is ok to show male and female nudity on tv shows or these inappropriate commercials during family hours.As you say money talks and unfortunately sex sells(or anything sex related).You have written a very well worded message that the tv producers should see.

    Hampton

    11/23/2009

    Thank you. The fight against such junk has to begin somewhere. Why not here?

    knight4696 commented on Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

    11-21-2009

    A Poem of man's declining morality and the disregard of decency. Gone is the famly hour ... when you weren't embarassed to sit and watch TV together with your kids ... the same has happened to the music played on radio stations. Don't get me wrong .. I am not trying to censor anything or anyone ..I am a firm believer in the freedom of expression and speech, It's just that there should be a time and a place for everything. It appears that this is now the way of the world and there is no turning back. It's a sad state of affairs ... and along with this it seems that common courtesy and manners have also fallen to the wayside. Obviously, I enjoyed this piece! Great Job! ..... Ken

    Hampton

    11/21/2009

    Your assessment is 100% correct. The almight dollar rules.

    AbysmalGoddess commented on Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

    10-30-2009

    Finally someone says something! They will put anything on TV these days, and if not a raunchy show, then a very suggestive commercial. If people were really interested in their product they would go out and find it themselves. Humorous and well written.

    Hampton

    10/30/2009

    I am so glad you agree. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    ginga commented on Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

    10-15-2009

    Hampton, Nothing is sacred anymore. This poem points out the evil beast profit and money. And just as upsetting is the fact there are so many side effects with the pharmaceutical ads you wonder if people get sucked in and die from the side effects. I was told for every brand new drug that a Dr. writes a script for he gets $1000 each script. If this is correct then that's one reason besides making the drug industry wealthier. ginga

    Hampton

    10/15/2009

    No, the almighty dollar rules the airwaves and everything else from Washington D.C. to corporate headquarters throughout America.

    Hiporlacking commented on Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning

    10-15-2009

    There isn't a day that goes by that I don't ask these same questions. It doesn't help that we now have a couple generations who were raised on tv. It's hard for them to see a problem with it because it's been there from the start for them. I dug this poem.

    Hampton

    10/15/2009

    Thank you. I am happy that others out there have a sense of morality even if the cable TV stations don't

    To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

    Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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