Oppose

Anti – Word of the Day

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If I’m anti anything I’m anti hate, but mostly anti ignorance in matters of compassion and human rights.

 

 

Oppose

 

The boat is heavily listing now,
yesterday the water ran out.
Faces of grief pleading for life,
guns hold their gaze.
The pimp in the office will give no ground,
He toadies the line that they’re misfits of vice.

In soil of division suspicion grows well.
it’s their religion you see, much sicker than ours.
Well, actually, we don’t believe, ‘cept the retail gods,
and, oh yes, Our Father who art in parliament.
The pimp in the office cruelling life,
whose litany is “Don’t trust your neighbour.”

A girl faces the impenetrable wall,
her parents are gone.
We shut her out, then shut her in,
she’s dangerous you see, her skin colour’s sin.
The pimp in the office will give no ground,
“We’re the land of the … Me.”

There’s a man on the street encrusted in sorrows,
he trusted once, now content to be free.
He’s not beautiful, but he’s married to soul,
his manger’s a gutter, his blanket Orion.
The pimp in the office will give no ground,
“Misery’s my game, let’s play it on him.”

Sorrow lives in hearts near me,
and faceless captives far away.
But I played a new game, I planted new seeds,
I harvested insight and acted at once.
The pimp in the office is struggling to speak,
I rapiered his words with sharp deeds of love.

©Paul Cannon

 

paul,

pvcann.com

17 Comments

Filed under life, mindfulness, Philosophy/Theology, poetry, politics

17 responses to “Oppose

  1. It does seem sometimes as though everyone around has forgotten love and trust and in fact those very qualities are being undermined. You got it just right. The only response is love.

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  2. ignorance the biggest sin of all can only be conquered with love trust and embracing diversity … powerful and very profound Paul! Your poetry is sublime 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lync56

    Wow that is amazing

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    Liked by 1 person

  4. I thought that was really powerful. Strong imagery.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. That is a beautiful poem! Yes, love is always the weapon.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. So well stated in a surge of poetic phrases.

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