When Does A Life End? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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When Does A Life End?

When does a life end?
perhaps when life is expended with age,
or with an intrusion of cancer or ill,
it should not be that pride is a weapon
and fists deliver a blow.
Today someone’s lover, daughter, son
has been broken,
a sideways glance taken wrong,
the flintiest jaw speaking beer or bourbon,
has meted a final solution.
As s/he lies lifeless,
something else has died,
the sense of Self and
the sacredness of life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

17 Comments

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17 responses to “When Does A Life End? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is beautiful and something to ponder about…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Violence needs to be outlawed, in other words attract much harsher penalties coz it’s usually women and children or best friends killed this way in an angry outburst!

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  3. lync56

    Wow great powerful poem

    >

    Liked by 1 person

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