Question

Imperious – Word of the Day

th.jpeg

Darth Vader, an example of imperiousness, and one of many fictional characters who exemplify arrogance, control, dictatorial behaviour, tyrannical behaviour and so on.

 

Question

Strange,
how the small minded always get on a high horse,
and how the over-inflated so easily shrink,
or how the mindless swallow empty verbiage.
And all the while,
the world suffering the arrogance of
hollow gesture and the prattle of meaninglessness.
But who am I that I should blame another,
when I should, with all integrity,
reflect on my own imprint on life,
and make amends?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul,

pvcann.com

21 Comments

Filed under life, poetry, politics, self-development

21 responses to “Question

  1. Maybe it’s why stories highlight aspects of the potential and risk of these things …
    Be confident in life, knowing you don’t tread upon others …
    Still not saying it as well as your poem.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. That’s what I’m asking too! Brilliantly penned!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I think you’re quite right, Paul, that arguing with “the small minded” is a largely futile task. It might do some good now and then, bur rarely, I think. The best we can do, as you say, is try to be as good as we ourselves can be.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wonderful lines! “Who am I”, 100% agree.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Great piece!
    A new post is up on my blog. Be sure to check it out:)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Shouldn’t we all ? Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. wow a powerful punch .. so right, love it!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.