Everybody’s Buying This…

♫ C’mon, c’mon; you’ve got to try this!
For all your cares
And breathing airs:
The one and only Coronavirus! ♫

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Yep; you really shouldn’t try this product. What else can you think shouldn’t be sold, and needs a snappy jingle? Enter this month’s A Mused Poetry Contest today!

19 thoughts on “Everybody’s Buying This…

  1. Hobbo March 25, 2021 / 2:58 am

    I’ll try and think of something. Plenty of time!

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    • Chel Owens March 25, 2021 / 8:36 am

      I know! Who signed up for this, anyway?


      • mattsnyder1970 March 25, 2021 / 3:57 pm

        I guess I have a hard time finding humor in the virus when it really fucked me up when I had it last spring.

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        • Chel Owens March 25, 2021 / 4:30 pm

          It’s just where my thinking went when I read the prompt. It bothers me that we have research laboratories housing these sorts of virulent plagues.

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  2. Lisa Bradshaw March 26, 2021 / 9:55 am

    That damn mask.. not too strict around here unless shopping indoors.. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens March 26, 2021 / 11:21 am

      That’s good! I tend to put mine on when I get on the campus of something, like the doctor’s office.

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  3. Vishal D March 28, 2021 / 2:29 pm

    This is so darkly humorous. Terrifying! P.S. I’m still waiting for that 6th grade essay on India!

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    • Chel Owens March 28, 2021 / 11:32 pm

      The only thing I’m proud of in that essay is the map of India my father drew for me because I left the whole project to the last minute!

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      • Vishal D March 28, 2021 / 11:52 pm

        Why do I get the impression that you’ve stored that essay in a drawer somewhere to keep it away from prying eyes? 🤔 Now that gives me ideas. I was wondering whether you’d let me borrow inspiration from the whole ordeal and let me write a slightly spooky post called ‘The Essay’ featuring Chelsea as the protagonist?

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        • Chel Owens March 29, 2021 / 12:08 pm

          Go for it!!

          It’s in a container under my bed, with my other memorable items from childhood.

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          • Vishal D March 29, 2021 / 2:41 pm

            Fine! I shall tag you once I’ve written it!

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    • Chel Owens April 3, 2021 / 11:19 am

      Sounds like sound logic to me!


  4. Journalofthegrey April 7, 2021 / 8:31 pm

    I think people will buy most anything…

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