I Paid – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Wishing


Image: sapient-horizons.com

“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.”  Allen Ginsberg (and not Jim Morrison who borrowed and adapted this).


I Paid

I paid $2.50 for some nicely packaged plausibility,
a pyramid of lies so clever my mother would
denounce me on the strength of my invented life
where I will never again trace the strands of who I was
leaving me wishing for truth and integrity to rain down hard.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under challenge, Five Lines, Free Verse, life, poem, politics, quote

27 responses to “I Paid – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Darkly effective. The state of the world seems to be weighing very heavy on you.

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  2. Understandable!☕️😎☕️

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  3. lync56

    Sadly so true and great poem – I love the image as well


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  4. This is unfortunately the truth. I’d love to write more but when the Hate Speech Bill (which is yet to pass in my country) attracts the death sentence, one has to cherish his life over the truth.

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  5. Been going on for quite a while.. And now there are satellites, for just about everybody, to spread ‘things’ over much much quicker..

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