Beautiful Uppercut – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Uppercut – Word of the Day

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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,
well,
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,
well,
that’s when I bought him a beer.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

25 Comments

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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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    Liked by 1 person

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

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