Politician Bust – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille

Mish at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) on the word flush.


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“I mean maybe I was holding all the aces, but what was the game?”   Joan Didion

Politician Bust

His mood high as
he strode the hall
ready to ace the gaggle,
playing his cards close,
the microphones invaded
and he read his hand,
a frown creasing his face,
nothing was straight,
nothing was flush,
his game was a bust,
police sirens wailing.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

The toilet paper square for Mish at dVerse


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, politics, Quadrille, quote

33 responses to “Politician Bust – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose politician is the worst of all? Answers may vary.

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  2. Thanks for including that photo! 😂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. HATE when that happens! 🤣

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beverly Crawford

    So aptly describes our daily filibusters from D.C.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Good point about holding all the aces but in the wrong game.

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  6. Best of all, the poem is written on toilet paper, a single square, no less!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Yeah, Paul! So wonderful. Let this become true. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I wish this to be true everywhere 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Oh thanks for humoring me! A quadrille does fit nicely on those little squares. Yes, I am amazed that those sirens haven’t taken him away already.

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  10. lync56

    Such a great poem – another unexpected take on the word given


    Liked by 1 person

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