Same As It Ever Was – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” Albert Camus

Same As It Ever Was

What happened to the rebellion explosion,
the anarchic times of flowers and razor blades,
love unplugged and paisley dreams,
the death of saccharine seems short lived now,
back then we were going to tear it all down,
end all orders, smash all juntas, 
close the privilege clubs and cliches,
set fire to ideologies and isms,
but nothing evolved,
it simply went round and round,
like punk bands doing retirement gigs,
always the last show,
same as it ever was.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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23 responses to “Same As It Ever Was – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “World Peace” you say? I put it on every shopping list, agenda, and talk it up whenever possible. I’ve been doing that for over half a century with no noticeable result except people rolling their eyes when they see me coming, complain, “Oh here comes that old Hippie again.”
    Still, I shall NOT stop. Imagine.

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  2. Great poem and love the rock ending. 👍👍

    Liked by 4 people

  3. VJ

    And some became the very thing they rebelled against…

    Liked by 5 people

  4. lync56

    Such a great poem great use of words – I often ponder this very thing


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  5. Next time, the flowers and paisleys without the tearing and smashing… 🌺

    Liked by 2 people

  6. If anything, we’ve regressed.

    Liked by 1 person

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