General Poetry posted March 10, 2019

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Why I Blew Up My Mailbox

by Rachelle Allen

Junk Mail - poem in any style. Contest Winner 
What can a Fussy-Mussy do
when Junk Mail turns prolific?
Bag it?
Burn it?
Throw it out?
(It's not Blue Box specific!)

Unless it's dealt with daily,
it can overtake one's soul.
(God help you if you're gone a week;
That's junk mail's Big Black Hole.)

Catalogs and new car deals,
coupon books and more.
But the one that finally did me in?
"Happy Birthday! -The Scooter Store."

Writing Prompt
What is the one common denominator of nearly every person on the planet?
JUNK MAIL! It just keeps on coming!
Write a poem - any style, any length - about the varieties that grace YOUR mailbox and how you deal with them.

Junk Mail - poem in any style.
Contest Winner

In this region, "Blue Box" is the term for a recycling container that is left, weekly, at the curb for collection. The municipality here is very specific about what can and cannot be recycled, and many a junk mailing of ours has been rejected by them on Garbage Day.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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