The Art Of Bludgeoning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: A seventy-five year old man was shoved to the ground, causing serious injury, the two officers have been stood down pending investigation. This must end.

RDP Friday – Protest

"We're not anti-police ... we're anti-police brutality."  Al Sharpton

The Art Of Bludgeoning 

We can't have peace,
take an oath,
take a badge,
now go,
be brave,
bludgeon that 
until their blood
redeems the views
of the marionette's
twisted predations,
laid bare on the 
altar of lies,
such is the denial
of protest.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote, Racism, Uncategorized

28 responses to “The Art Of Bludgeoning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wow. This is so interesting. Please check out my recent blog post regarding racism in america to help promote a change!!!

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  2. The video of a cop smiling as he and his coworker flipped the white power sign to a black man and then smiling at each other Is white power for sure. It is disgusting and heartbreaking.

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. One that struck me in the images today was the fear on the faces of some of the officers – is it lack of guidance? Are they confused? Certainly when that man was pushed and fell they seemed to forget their humanity.

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  4. I saw the news clip when it first aired, and I was genuinely shocked.

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  5. lync56

    Thank you for giving voice the this atrocity on our behalf and doing it so eloquently


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  6. Well done. They followed the words of the reality TV star to be as rough as they needed. But they left their humanity behind.

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  7. Where are we leading 😪😪😪

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  8. Nor must we must not forget that it is the usual form of police training to render someone incapacitated. The alternative procedure is to kneel on the chest or press the fingers on the eyeballs. ;-(

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