The Fortune Cookie

The Fortune Cookie

Describe a donut and fool the people
They’re paid to be upset
Throw them in the snake pit

Go play on the freeway and
Take your damned meatloaf with you
We’ll get a court order and force you

Break a leg tampering with a horse
Drag yourself another twenty feet, and
It comes out a pretzel

An honest man knows he’s lying
It proves nothing
Does this ring a bell?

Day Thirteen of  2016 NaPoWriMo.
The Day Thirteen prompt from for 2016 NaPoWriMo is to write a poem inspired by fortune cookies, as in using phrases from fortune cookies.  My found poem is a twist on the prompt.  I’ve used quotes from the movie The Fortune Cookie (found at, although I’ve played a little loosely with those quotes.

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