Really Awful Ad Vice

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write advertisement for a poem and/or fictional products:

For writing of an ad,
Don’t put it into prose
All memories are bad
The product no one knows
Unless a rhyme you nurse …
 … To advertise a poem
Rehearse it with a verse
By which one comes to know‘m


Brillo Shine works like a dream
At polishing it’s simply great
It leaves the metal with a gleam
By taking off the silver plate

Wishy Wash does washing best
Wishy makes your wash go sploshy;
Test it out against the rest –
Wishy Wash is wishy-washy!

Bossy Boots makes shoes all shine,
With bootlicking incredible:
Your minions do the shining fine,
For it is fully edible.

(As endorsed by Ebagum himself!  From politicians, I can make a fortune on this one …)




About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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35 Responses to Really Awful Ad Vice

  1. Mugabe’s shoes would have to be made of dark chocolate before I would lick them. 🙂 I never tried Brillo on my silver plate. I’m so unadventurous. 😦


  2. The Asian says:

    The minions from Despicable Me love bananas so I hope bossy boots comes in banana flavour! 🙂


  3. bluebee says:

    Alas, I’m just a lowly minion.


  4. The Brillo ad rubbed me up the wrong way


  5. I need you to come up with catchy things for me. Very funny, Col.


  6. J Walter Saatchi are on the lookout for a good copywriter. You up for it?


  7. gpcox says:

    I love the Brillo Shine, gonna run right out and get some! O_o


  8. Colline says:

    Looking at the cartoon I am wondering whether Mugabe used the Bossy Boots product 😉


  9. Tom Merriman says:

    Sold, Col! Where can I find Wishy Wash?


  10. misswhiplash says:

    I thought I really oughta try to write a little ad
    but I could not think of one, which is rather sad
    I could attempt a Cadburys choc,
    but I have a mental block
    They say its all to do with age and time
    to write things of good sense that rhyme
    So I shall leave it up to you
    to say goodnight then, is my cue


  11. nrhatch says:

    Haha! You’ve got the knack for knocking knickers!


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