Merely To Rile – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Merely To Rile

He is anyone and everywhere
he is hunched
and tapping
machine-gun conversations
of putrescence
volatile, explosive,
deliberately abusive
his anger grins at the screen
while testosterone flywheels energise
but his cause is not the point,
merely to rile
is to win
this game.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, Quadrille

42 responses to “Merely To Rile – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. He’s been on television a lot lately.

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  2. I think he’s the guy that gave me malware.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. antagonists without a cause, except to disrupt the good others do, thought provoking Paul, well said

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  4. Thought provoking and so real in today’s time!

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    I know he’s always lurking somewhere in my sotware! You’ve described him well!

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  6. Oh, but are some trolls misattributed or the word itself as abused as “terrorist” and “freedom fighter”. Love the pic and your lines.
    Some trolls tantrically offer the insight that nice is not always the most transformative choice.

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  7. I love the testosterone flywheels energise… with aggrevation being the only reason for the taunts!

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  8. Good one – and he is not alone!

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  9. Oh gosh. The guy I know accuses us all of hating, yet…

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  10. It is good practice to remain calm when confronting those trolls.

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  11. Ennle Madresan

    Good post–I refuse to give audience to ranting for sole purpose of provocation.

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  12. Always being contrary… it seems that he finds joy in making anyone angry

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  13. sadly too many of these around …

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  14. It is coming up like a profession during election.

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  15. lync56

    So true and well said – love the picture too – it powerfully tells a story too


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  16. All too perfectly true. And just when you thought you’d heard and seen the bottom of the pit, you wake up to more the next day….

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