Making Waffle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Word of the Day – Waffle




“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.”  Bertrand Russell 


Making Waffle

The hubris riddled party hack
wandered the vaulted halls as
if he owned them,
sniffing at intrusions,
throwing disdain at the press,
ignoring widows and orphans,
hating on foreigners,
making excuses for the inexcusable,
and feathering his nested future,
waffling to a groaning sundry
of his pointless achievements,
to the point that he was anaesthetic,
and ended in a jam.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, poem, politics, quote

34 responses to “Making Waffle – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Sorry to say, I can’t tell if whose ego-driven country authoritarian you are talking about: North Korea, US, Russia or Australia?

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  2. My money’s on floppy hair for acting stupid; the orange one doesn’t need to act. Good one, Paul!

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  3. Why are these characteristics of all current leaders

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  4. Agreed. With you and Russell… 🙂

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  5. Worth re reading instead of watching Question Time.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Oops looks like a global truth 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lync56

    Very true


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