Divine Humour

Peddler – Word of the Day


Source: flickr.com  A street peddler in Istanbul.


Divine Humour

The smell of sulphur fills the air,
bell, book and candle won’t help you now,
the devil incarnate roams the streets,
seductively peddling false hope, old ways, more tax.
Been like that since the ancient of days laughed and said
“Let them try democracy.”

©Paul Vincent Cannon





Filed under Alt-Religion, history, life, Philosophy/Theology, poetry, politics, Quadrille

8 responses to “Divine Humour

  1. Yes, harsh reality!
    Mere systems never change things enough.

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  2. JayParkhe

    Touched my heart। “seductively peddling false hope” perhaps this is why hope is not part of my strategy while assumptions – even wrong ones are! 🌷🌷🙏😎

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  3. lync56

    Well said – you are so good with words – making a powerful point with subtlety and concisely


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  4. When reality bites. Nice poem. 🙂

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