What Do You Mean – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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In my view the word support has been subverted by neo cons to mean its exact opposite. Inversely, support superficially means that I am offered some help or means, but in reality a burden by way of rule or law is placed upon me in order to protect me from myself lest I interfere in the process of government, leadership, or commerce. Thus ironically, support is really not for me, but for the one who blithely offers it to me. But so long as the words are said …..

“They muddy the water to make it seem deep.” Friedrich Nietzsche

What Do You Mean?

For example,
take the word support,
perhaps a table leg, a stanchion, 
a cantilevered bridge, try a 
bandage or a sling, but who 
considers support to be the smooth 
words of a gyrovague worm-tongue
who roams my life constructing false 
hopes just for the sport of it all,
repeating the mantra, we're here to
support you so we can be safe from you.

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23 responses to “What Do You Mean – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Good word reverse engineering. 🤔😉🥳

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  2. Sounds like a bad mood has descended.

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  3. I don’t know exactly what you are referring to, Paul.
    On the net there are such gyrovages that spread seditious with a fake identity to amuse themselves with how much jump on it. They laugh their heads off

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  4. As my dad used to say, “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help you.”

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  5. Thought- provoking. How words become hooks.

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  6. Very true words. I’ve often wondered about the giving of support in this world. To constantly receive it is to make yourself weak.

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Yes so true sadly – once again your poem has nailed it



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