Bloodsuckers We Promoted – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning “many” and “tics” meaning “bloodsucking creatures.” Robin Williams

Bloodsuckers We Promoted

Why the fear of a lone dark walk
as the wind whistles round the 
ancient stones with only the moon
as friend, why be troubled by shadows
that move as the mind worries, why the
concern for the imagined soft swish of
wings, be it Dracul or some other night
beast lusting your blood, why bother
with such fictions of the night when
the realities of the day are far more
compelling and terrifying, the real
sharp teeth belonging to those we 
trusted with public office.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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25 responses to “Bloodsuckers We Promoted – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I can’t argue with you, there.

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  2. Paul, you zing it into the net every dang time.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Brilliantly put, Sir!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lync56

    Sadly too true – great poem with a sting in the tail


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