Vicarious Fakery – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Ingrid is hosting Open Link Night, when we choose our own poem for posting.

dVerse Poets – OLN

Image by Sammy-Sander from Pixabay

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell

Vicarious Fakery

Those movies,
patriarchal propaganda,
offering dominance as power,
the pretty mistress as icing,
a tasty treat rescued by a man,
who is, of course, impervious to 
multiple wounds that would 
hospitalise most of us and
whose guns seem to have 
exponential magazines that
never run out, leaving the 
audience pumped full of the 
weird sense that they too are
immortal heroes ready to 
rescue and fix our version
of the world.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®️


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote, satire

12 responses to “Vicarious Fakery – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Romanticizing vigilantism can never end well.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Extremism is getting to be mainstream 😦

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Amy

    It’s getting worse…Worrisome, say the least.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. “Suspend your disbelief” has its limits.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lync56

    So true – get poem


    Liked by 1 person

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