Weekend Writing Prompt — Or So We Hope

His speeches were vacuous
Sprinkled with meaningless clichés
And vivid imagery of
A better America

He told us how great he was
How rich
How smart
But beneath the veneer
Of his impressive words
He spoke of foolish things

Empty promises he couldn’t keep
Myriad lies that few could gainsay
Yet he went on and on
Conning the gullible
The easily swayed
Selling them his snake oil
As a cure for all their ills

But enough of us
Saw through his con
And we were able to dump him

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “vivid.” Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images.

(Exactly 89 words)

Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vacuous), Word of the Day Challenge (impressive), Ragtag Daily Prompt (foolish things), Your Daily Word Prompt (gainsay), and The Daily Spur (dump).

7 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Or So We Hope

  1. Sadje July 24, 2021 / 4:56 pm

    I for one was glad when he lost the elections.

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  2. bushboy July 24, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    A great poem of truth. Great use of all the prompts Fandango. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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  3. Nope, Not Pam July 26, 2021 / 3:19 am

    Great use of the prompt 😄

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    • Fandango July 26, 2021 / 7:47 am

      Well, he keeps claiming, “I’ll be back,” but I hope that won’t be the case.

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  4. Bill July 27, 2021 / 6:05 am

    And right thee you have it. Well stated and factual.

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