Whose Vulgarity? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Vulgar – Word of the Day


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I worry that we are becoming our parents.



Whose Vulgarity?

The older woman hissed
as the younger strutted past
her thong riding high
boyfriend clearly a plumber
and a gynaecologist,
piercings an insult
tattoos an injury to the eye,
and, O the language,
she muttered to herself:
clearly slutty
bet she’s on the game,
on drugs,
on welfare
laughing at us,
right then
I turned and replied;
O mum your judgmentalism is
so utterly vulgar.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, Uncategorized

58 responses to “Whose Vulgarity? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Some things never change, lol. Each generation compelled to shock the one before them.

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  2. This is a generational thing, Paul.

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  3. My mom always said “each to his own”. I always interpreted this statement as do your own thing —different generations ; )

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  4. Whale tail with a cute kitty.

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  5. Brilliant intergenerational depiction. Thong as a thing of beauty or buttrification is in the eyes of the buttholder.

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  6. We like to think the younger generation is going to hell in a hand basket….but things always seem to turn out just fine in the end.

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  7. Kate

    I’d rather not see the thongs. However it isn’t for me to decide. Those who would vocally police the appearance of others are more offensive and perhaps more vulgar than any thong.

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  8. I listen to the old folks on our city Facebook page. Dang they are nasty toward the young…. I try to tell them that our grandparents felt the same about us… they vehemently disagree. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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  9. Yaaaaaay! Hear, hear!! Bravo!!! (Whistle) (Stomp) (Do little happy dance) — Reblogging to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms 😚

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  10. Pingback: Whose Vulgarity? – Timeless Wisdoms

  11. I could not say that to my mother …

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  12. lync56

    Nice twist


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  13. beauty is we can choose to be like them or break the mould 🙂

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  14. Paul, you should set this to music.
    Great lyrics for a thong . . .
    (excuse my speech impediment) 😎

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  15. “Crazy little thong called Love”
    ~ Freddie Mercury

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  16. You got an eye on an exception ( I say reason how many were sitting there who had visible thong 😁) and made it a beautiful poem.

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