A Time Is Coming – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

A Time Is Coming

The goose of innocence was raped by the proper gander
of importunate lies hidden openly in limpid eyes like
dark lakes of evil on which deceit so carefully floats
like lilies of affirmation with scent of something
foreboding, a sickly sweetness like rotting figs, the
triumph of tyranny over humanity in every generation,
until the heat of tyranny raises resistance and a time 
when the goose is no longer victim.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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22 responses to “A Time Is Coming – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Well… Good flipping post is that a wild dog in a sheeps body?what am I saying?the post is good

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  2. Time to uncook the goose.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. This simile carries the poem: “lilies of affirmation with scent of something
    foreboding, a sickly sweetness like rotting figs.” It made my blood run cold.

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