Beautiful Uppercut – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Uppercut – Word of the Day




Beautiful Uppercut

Some things just aren’t right,
we were talking about slogans,
we were talking about plight,
but we were polarity,
binary to a tee,
I could see his humanity,
I could beg to differ,
on this pleasant cliff of pontification,
suffered tolerably over a beer.
But when he blamed the victims,
that’s when I hit him,
and my words curled in a beautiful uppercut,
that knocked the wind out of his
sails of ignorance.
Some things just aren’t right,
and the violence of ignorance,
is intolerable,
and, when he confessed,
that’s when I bought him a beer.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, politics

25 responses to “Beautiful Uppercut – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Choices … maybe we need more uppercut speakers?

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  2. That so rare and so precious place where truth meets love! Good going!

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  3. This made me smile…so.brilliant of you to take the word prompt “uppercut” into this level..

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  4. This brought back fond memories of a brilliant statistician I knew long ago. He could fashion verbal uppercuts that took down many “know-it-alls”. And he wielded his knowledge in such a gracious, unassuming way, they never knew what hit them.

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  5. So many wonderful phrases here, highlighting the power of words. I especially love the last line! It speaks to a kind of graciousness I aspire to.

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  6. Well, you caught me blindside with this! Had to smile at your twist! Bravo!

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  7. lync56

    Your poems just continue to surprise with such diversity and powerful words


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  8. Wow. This is powerful Paul. Really lyrical, almost like a song. 🙂 Thank you!

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