Ramparts Of Fear – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Ramparts Of Fear

We built that fort from a dream
but the fantasy became a nightmare
as we dug that ditch of despair
and erected a palisade of sharp invective,
towers of lies,
ramparts of fear,
aiming our ideological long bows
at every initiative with
which we disagreed with vituperation,
locking the gates against reason,
and executing those who believed in change.


©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, politics

28 responses to “Ramparts Of Fear – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful metaphor on politics from both sides of the aisle. Well done!

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  2. How odd that the more we resist the change, the more inevitable it becomes, and that is truly to be feared. Another great poem from you, Paul.

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  3. This is wonderful and worrying! I love the language you’ve used.

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  4. Thank you so much for the great post sir.

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  5. Wonderfully penned! Sounds like current Trumpian America (where the Statue of Liberty should be melted down).

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  6. Nailed it … the show has begun and this is the first in ages I’ve refused paid employment in the polling booths … not sure I want to engage with their BS at any level!

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  7. Sad but the true face of the reality these days, where the rightful are executed for saying the truth

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  8. Ennle Madresan

    It is excellent…so well done.

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  9. Forceful words – sorrowful truth.

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  10. Well, the times are getting stranger and stranger! Aptly put.

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  11. lync56

    Very sad truth and very pertinent yet again


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