Usurped – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Word of the Day – Devil




“Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and corruption.”  Jimmy Carter



The devil took the high ground
and kicked Christ to the kerb,
the saloon bar erupted,
nothing like this before,
the incarnation kid was
clearly out of sorts,
stumbling like a drunkard through
the wide berth of the crowd,
he fell upon the ropes
as the whistle called time out
his coach could see the problem,
confusion clouded eyes
usurped by strange love,
that bit of love your neighbour
was spun to love yourself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, poem, psychology, quote

31 responses to “Usurped – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The imagery and implications in this Paul. Thought provoking.

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  2. Which politician are you talking about? Lol.

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  3. “The incarnation kid”!

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  4. Lies, narcissism, entitlement, and it goes on and on … I continue to have hope in the next generation, though. This, too, shall pass.

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  5. dismal times, impeachment would bring a sigh of relief!

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  6. lync56

    Wow great poem and sadly so so true


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  7. A perfect poem for our times. ..sigh …The “Incarnation Kid” is spot on. You were really inspired there!

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  8. Yes, very perfect for our times, and they will never end. Wonderful poetry, and a true quote of Jimmy Carter (the former and later Peanut farmer) too. I mentioned his farming work, because here in the past someone spoke of “peanuts”, and meant a lot of lost tax money. 😉 Michael

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