A Voice In The Noise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” Maya Angelou

A Voice In The Noise

There seem to be more words than infinity can muster,
sentences and phrases strung together passing through me,
unpunctuated noise piercing my unguarded mind,
so many mouths spewing sound with no discernible form
droning earnest speculative meaninglessness,
a kind of backscatter logos,
an anaesthetic for the age,
sound devoid of content,
spittle filled nonsense,
flushed piss,
atrophy of a generation drugged by equilibrium,
that boat won't be rocked,
peace in our time insta in yoga pants,
while my teeth grind to dust
and the earth flames,
faintly I heard a prophet speak.

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, protest, quote

9 responses to “A Voice In The Noise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I would say that “peace in our time insta in yoga pants” is the objective correlative for our current moment in time.

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  2. A powerful piece Paul🤗

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  3. lync56

    Wow powerful poem – a prophetic voice indeed


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