I’ll Have Two – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Merril at dVerse has invited us to write about revolution.

dVerse – Poetics – Revolution

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Dylan, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, and dozens more but the Beatles too …

“You say you want a revolution ….” Lennon, McCartney.

I'll Have Two

We threw a cocktail party
at the barricades last night,
Molotov was served
without olives and
there was a riot with
flags cast down,
ideals thrown more
quickly than any thoughts
that might be given to them,
and even though it wasn't
very pretty, in spite of all
that waste and blood,
we gave our lives so that
none would choke on the
air thick and cloying with lies,
and for the pleasure of 
wiping the smugness off
the faceless puppeteers,
for just one moment.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

23 Comments

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23 responses to “I’ll Have Two – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. very very nice ! And I love the photo — shades from hell.

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  2. Alreally great one, Paul! I enjoy “the faceless puppeteers” so much. Its telling a lot. Michael

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  3. An interesting perspective Paul. Every revolution is driven from deep within for some and ulterior motives from others. Well done!

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  4. Yes, that’s how revolutions often go, don’t they? A bit of idealism and lots of blood. Maybe that one moment is worth it–at least for some.

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  5. really love the cocktails at the barracades

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  6. At this point, I think I’m more inclined to turn on, tune in, drop out than revolution.

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  7. Absolutely powerful.Loved it.

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  8. The opening lines are brilliant, Paul, especially the Molotovs without olives and the thrown ideas. That is what is must have seemed like back then, more intellectual than physical.

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  9. So full of passion, Paul. La lutte continue…

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  10. lync56

    Powerful and rousing to arms poem

    >

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