Once Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“War is what happens when language fails.” Margaret Atwood

Once Again

Once again, noble Hector is at the 
ruthless mercy of determined 
Achilles, who needs no blood,
but who seeks glory in a former life,
an expiation of his own sins at the 
cost of a bloody goad, a sacrifice
of decency on the altar of mammon,
and remains un-avowed , a fading
demigod of ruin, what good the sword
when honour is sharper? 


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16 responses to “Once Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. VJ

    This war is less sensical than the myths of old. Well put, Paul.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. One man’s ego, devasting the lives of so many…

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  3. Well written, Paul! Horrible times, indeed! xx Michael

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