Therefore I Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Product Placement




“Now, product placement, whichever way you look at it …. it’s what it is.”  Daniel Craig


Therefore I Am

So carefully placed as to catch your ego,
normalising, vindicating, validating,
for the lost and lonely
who need a sign
from the prophets of
inspired mammon
in red and white,
or sleek carbon black,
it makes a difference to
those starving for identity
who, in the end, become
the product placed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under challenge, Free Verse, life, poem, quote

25 responses to “Therefore I Am – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the idea of symbiotic consumers, which I look at blogging as a prime example of. Happy Valentines Day, Paul ❤

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  2. We become what we’re told to become.

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  3. Interesting – love the ending.

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  4. Very true. I once gave a paper at a Market research congress on “a Narcissus, the brand in the mirror”. Brands have designed very finetuned strategies to hand you a mirror…

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  5. All those ‘label slaves’ out there! Nicely captured in your verse, Paul 🙂

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  6. blindzanygirl

    Wonderful, Paul. “Prophets of inspired mammon.” What a phrase. Inspired!

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  7. Amy

    So true, well said.

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