What Is Our Revolution? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.” Plato

What Is Our Revolution?

The games they play,
sophiticated pettiness,
a reduction to a 
complex immaturity of
greedy children,
bra snapping,
hair pulling,
soup spitting,
loosed as 
how, or when, why,
did we do that?
Perhaps more pressing,
what, is our revolution?

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, injustice, life, poem, politics, quote, Restorative Justice

43 responses to “What Is Our Revolution? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Msdedeng

    I love Plato’s quote. Right on!

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  2. Pretended justice is everywhere. In more or less stringent form.
    Legislature in many corners is – very aptly put – thuggery in guise. The richest US senator’s net worth is 500 million Dollars. 500. Millions. And no-one seems to bother to ask how he got them? On a senator’s salary?
    Now, Revolution has me wary. I haven’t seen any that did not turn into a bloody mess.
    By default I always go back to Gandhi and Dr King as the only possible option. Yet both were killed…
    (Looking for a desert island somewhere… if you know of one…)

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  3. Everyone is fighting for themselves. The revolution depends on who you’re talking to – it all boils down to money, control, power – as always.

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  4. Wonderful quote to begin your poem Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amy

    how, or when, why, what… very depressing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I think of this quote: “The system isn’t broken, it was built this way.” All their yelling gets nothing done.


  7. So true. Last week i got personally very close to Plato’s quote. A horrible situation, makes me asking about the future well beeing of our country. Michael

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  8. lync56

    Great poem


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