Something’s Off – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Instead of politicians, let the monkeys govern the countries; at least they will steal only the bananas!” Mehmet Murat Ildan

Something's Off

It's about the money but the money's 
just a symptom of what lies rotting at 
the core of the apple and no amount of 
spin will sweeten that fruit or make 
fresh that which is fermented and still
we force ourselves to believe it and 
consume it as if it is ambrosia out of 
this world and soon the rot will mould
and consume itself making it even 
harder to swallow but until we stop
believing in the emperor's decaying 
core we will never taste the promised

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Economics, Free Verse, life, poem, politics, quote

32 responses to “Something’s Off – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Something is rotten in Denmark.

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  2. What I simply cannot understand is how some (many) people can hold a rotten apple, eat it, and vomit it back up again, yet fail to grasp that the apple is rotten.

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  3. and sadly there are too many rotten apples ruling our countries today 😦

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  4. So sadly true. So much corruption and incompetence. When and where will it end?

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  5. Amy

    “…at least they will steal only the bananas!”
    So sad!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sad reality of recent times and it’s all around.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Wow! Really loved this, Paul!! I love how you Cut to the core!!!

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  8. lync56

    Great poem


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