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
monopolising
greedy children,
bra snapping,
hair pulling,
soup spitting,
thuggery
loosed as 
legislature,
how, or when, why,
did we do that?
Perhaps more pressing,
what, is our revolution?

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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

  1. 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.

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  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.

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  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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