Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The Naked Truth

Ten thousand people volunteered
to be photographed in the nude
but Woolworths vetoed the move
because it would cause disruption
and not because the shoot was rude.
A spokesman exclaimed, “Struth!
I don't buy it, it's a lot of baloney,”
But the supermarket giant replied
“What we said is the naked truth
even though it may sound phoney."
The situation is still very tense;
the society of the shopping precinct
declared the decision was nonsense;
people would follow their instinct
and embrace the artistic nudity.
But to avoid the risk of sedition
and encourage a reconsideration
the lensman suggested a petition.

© Luigi Pagano

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Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.