Lips Of Intention – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Show me a liar, and I’ll show you a thief.” George Herbert

Lips Of Intention

Once, lies were kept neatly in little boxes
out of shame's way where no ruin could
transpire, never hidden, just beyond the 
glinting eye of expediency; but now, lies
roam the lips of intention openly like a 
mountebank's kiss of saccharine virtue,
always seeking to change the fit of the
narrative in velvet tongued smears of
hollowed out meaning, offered as fact 
in the disappearing moments of the day.


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43 responses to “Lips Of Intention – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Show me a liar, and I’ll show you a politician.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Sounds like you’ve been watching the news.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. a travesty that cuts deeply Paul! 😢

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Grand words Paul ..
    ” like a
    mountebank’s kiss of saccharine virtue,”

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yes indeed. A nice poem Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wonderful poem, and ironically speaks such truth these days. The lines:
    “always seeking to change the fit of the
    narrative in velvet tongued smears of
    hollowed out meaning”
    This is truly the world we live in and adjust to every day…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Amy

    So true! The biggest liar here got 74mil votes!!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. They changed in shape, but not in content. 😉 xx Michael

    Like

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  11. lync56

    So so true

    >

    Liked by 1 person

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