Root Canal Injustice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Wherever the real power in a government lies, there is the danger of oppression.”   James Maddison

Root Canal Injustice

Like root canal
without anaesthesia
they drill down to the bone,
and once they’ve sucked your marrow
you can say goodbye to life,
and even when there’s nothing left
they keep coming back for more,
their vacant eyes see nothing of
the pain they leave behind,
they seem so puzzled when
complaints are made or
crying fills the air,
just as Eichmann liked to say,
“there’s orders”
so follow them they do,
and even though you’re innocent
they’ll make a criminal of you,
they’ll lie about your welfare debt
and shaft you when you rise,
their road has long diverged
and the map no longer counts,
their compass has no morals now,
and, though you owe them nothing,
they want a thousand bucks.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

15 Comments

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15 responses to “Root Canal Injustice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Cuts right to the core. Sadly, true.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. “just as Eichmann liked to say,
    “there’s orders”
    so follow them they do,” – CHILLING. A very sad and hard truth here.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A tough poem to read and reflect upon.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It’s hard to search where the conditions are different. Hard-hitting, thought-provoking.

    Liked by 1 person

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