Things Go Better….

I gave Chelsea Owens Terrible Poetry comp a go and I wasn’t bad enough. Judge for yourself. The idea was to come up with an alternative advertising jingle…

We can stick it up our noses
We can rub it on our gums
We can sprinkle it like sugar
And lick it with our tongues

It’s dusty white and naughty
It doesn’t carry tax
It’s far less calorific
Than your average Pepsi Max.

The moral of this ditty
Is when you go for broke
Ignore all other stimulants
And stick with good old Coke

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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35 Responses to Things Go Better….

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    Definitely not bad enough! Lol

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    Good advice 😟🙂😜💜💜💜

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  3. Bryntin says:

    Obviously you’re meant to put it into the competition under your own name, Mr Gove.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Ritu says:

    😂😂😂 pretty bad, but pretty good, too!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. arlingwoman says:

    You’re right. It’s a nice little ditty. Brings to mind Eric Clapton…

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  6. I liked it. I can see this as the Christmas jingle advert. Better than my Vanish attempt.

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Wow. I thought it was great. Sadly I can no longer find my old dealer!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. That is absolutely brilliant!! Ha! Ha! Ha! Katie

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    LOL, Geoff. Maybe that’s why it wasn’t bad enough? I think your effort brilliant.

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  10. Lucy says:

    This is hilarious!

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  11. I think this is hilarious, Geoff.

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  12. George says:

    Far too good.

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  14. Mick Canning says:

    Don’t be disheartened Geoff. It was bad.

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  15. Violet Lentz says:

    I think it is perfection.

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  16. Note to Barry Manilow:
    Duck quickly.
    Some of Geoff’s lines are acting like jingle lyrics looking for a safe landing.
    Duck and watch where you step.

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  17. You’re terrible at being terrible! 😂


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