Emancipation Blues – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government …” Thomas Jefferson

Emancipation Blues

Of privateers, corsairs, and buccaneers,
tales of derring-do,
no justice here,
self-serving thievery
a life of plunder and pillage
under the skull and thigh bones,
their fate by the winds
was wealth,
or, execution,
nowadays a fine
with spent conviction,
that’s how democracy goes.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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