Shouting Underwater – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Any government that places profit before people is pure evil.” Suzy Kassem

Shouting Underwater

Those babble mouths,
always a crooked apologia for
crack cocaine capitalism's
endemic asset stripping
dealers who're always
powdering their own noses,
yet always the stench of decay
seeps through everywhere,
gaslighting the streets,
curbing panaceas
left, right and centre,
and I feel as if I'm
on fire and shouting

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Economics, environment, Free Verse, injustice, life, philosophy, poem, politics, quote

52 responses to “Shouting Underwater – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Acerbic and helpless at once, but the message and the contempt shines though 🙂

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  2. Enjoyed this poem, the feeling is there

    Liked by 2 people

  3. The stink of decay always seeps through, you’re right. I’ve got a meme in mind that is inspired by your poem, Paul.

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  5. Ooh! Strong words, Paul and might as well put them to good use.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Shout on! You’re not alone.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Your poem is a direct kick to the gut.

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  8. Wonderful message Paul.

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  9. You convey the helplessness and frustration so well Paul.

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  10. I feel you pain, you express it well so shout like hell!

    But can they hear …

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  11. Beverly Crawford

    Strong and honest. Bravo

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  12. Enjoy the poem too, Paul! Another great one, and “powdering their noses” is in my opinion the right expression for the historical reference.Michael

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  13. lync56

    powerful poem


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