Dear Vlad (a letter from your grand papa) – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Dear Vlad ( a letter from your grand papa)

Dear Vlad
I am deeply saddened,
your mama has asked me to write to you,
I hear that you are up to your old ways,
teasing your cousins and claiming 
injustice in ensuing affray.

Your covetous nature compels your
jealous theft of all their sweets,
and depriving them of their toys
despite the fact that you have plenty,
your envy disrupts the household,
and you're always telling tales to mama.

If you were an infant
this might be expected, perhaps,
but now that your balls are sixty-nine
and you are greying with conceit,
it's time to put on a shirt and pull up
your pants and stop being a spoilt child.

Until I hear of your maturing
from these childish ways,
you're not welcome to lunch
or anywhere near our house,
sadly for you, this summer
we'll fish the Don without you.



Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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45 Comments

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45 responses to “Dear Vlad (a letter from your grand papa) – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love your poem. Hits many salient points.

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  2. I heard that the Russians have threatened to kill all the family members of the soldiers who do not surrender.

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  3. Shame on him. Excellent poem, Frank!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. How Factual!
    PV I am pleased very much read your Timely Letter to ‘ The Great BP.’!

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  5. Timely and most relevant one. Warm regards.

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  6. VJ

    Dangerously childish is this man.

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  7. Gorgeous. Like the grey balls. He does deserve to be mocked, hard

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  8. Paul, this poem is well-deserved and more too. I vacillate between loathing and helplessness! Hope the conflict is over soon.

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  9. Charis Counselling

    Love it – so creative

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