Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

For Anmol’s prompt at Real Toads, perspective.

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
“You say potayto, I say potahto. I say tomayto, you say tomahto…” George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

I say a shite poem is a shite poem.
You whine and get angry because I didn’t
say the usual that it is epic, wonderful, blah blah blah.
the critic says the play is a flop,
the audience gives it a standing O.
the customer sends the dinner back
and says it is garbage.
The chef laughs and calls the customer a
boor with the palate of a cement mixer.
It is a matter of perspective,
of opinion of taste.
So Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.
Let’s not be honest anymore
and only speak in emojis and superlatives.
Let’s give it a AAA when it deserves
an F-…okay?

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Nov 11, 2019 @ 17:23:01

    Whistles!! ❤️ Hell yeah! You tell them! 🙂


  2. fireblossom32
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 10:18:40

    ^^^I LOVE it when people don’t even know they’ve been torched!


  3. kim881
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 14:31:40

    Tell it like it is, Toni! I enjoyed the video of Fred and Ginger too.


  4. Susie Clevenger
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 18:25:48

    Yes, tell it straight, and let the opinions fall where they may.


  5. Helen L Dehner
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 08:25:58

    De-lightful, de-lovely, de-licious.


  6. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:03:28

    Truer words…well done Toni.


  7. Vivian Zems
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 14:31:59

    You’re about to start a movement here Toni! 🙂


  8. Kerry
    Nov 15, 2019 @ 09:56:47

    All things artistic are a matter of taste, and opinion is just that.


    • kanzensakura
      Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:22:20

      Exactly. Yet people seem to forget that and to take things personally instead of sluffing it off, improving their work, or laughing at the opinion. It doesn’t make are break the world. Some people are cowards and don’t confront the person directly or care enough about their work to defend it. I say, phooey on them for being so cowardly.

      Sent from Mail for Windows 10



  9. anmol(alias HA)
    Dec 21, 2019 @ 09:16:44

    Ha! You call it as it is — your no-holds-barred approach is admirable. Love the tone of the poem. I simply adore that song.

    P.s. I apologize for such a long delay in reading and responding to your take on the prompt. 🙂


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