Prepare Yourselves – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“The seed of revolution is repression.” Woodrow Wilson

Prepare Yourselves

Scions of Richard the lll,
we the sheep are so tired of
your eternal and turbulent days
where we walk among wolves,
devoured by your lies that 
suck the life out of us like
walking through a field of mud
that sucks the boots off your feet
impeding any will to motion,
well, prepare yourselves
because we the sheep
are flocking together.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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29 responses to “Prepare Yourselves – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Amen!!!!! And great quote 👍

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  2. Could also be said of Donald the Denier.

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  3. Amy

    A good one, Paul.

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  5. I love the metaphor of the sheep flocking together, silently gathering, more and more and more of them. They’re not going to charge or stampede. They are going to stand together as a flock so large and so impenetrable it cannot be moved. This idea seems to follow from your “stand lightly” poem.

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  6. There comes a straw that finally breaks the camel’s back, and then yes, We the Sheep will finally gather our collective selves and act … perhaps to save the world from an ugly dictator with some sort of strange animal on his head.

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  7. I particularly love those last few lines: that just-veiled threat of the many quiet ones…

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  8. Indeed we are joining together!


  9. lync56

    Great poem and oh so true


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