Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Today's image, a photo of my pillow pal
Leo the lion cub.

In the lady's garden the elephant eats cabbages,
There among the tomatoes are also some radishes
He stops and he smiles
When his vet comes by
Fetching his naughty behind to bread and circuses
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Written for The Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

# The Cambridge Dictionaries Online defines the phrase 'bread and circuses' as ​activities or ​official ​plans that are ​intended to ​keep ​people ​happy and to ​stop them from ​noticing or ​complaining about ​problems.
I used the phrase in this poem, pun intended.
I am presently reading with my book club, Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.
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Although The Tuesday Platform is open mic,
Marian's introduction influenced my poem today.