Take Flight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Flight – RDP Sunday

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“From age 6 to 12, I lived in seven different countries, moving from one refugee camp to another, hoping we would be wanted.”  Clemantine Wamariya

 

Take Flight

Their guns,
it is always their guns,
we have no guns of our own,
Their guns are menacing,
and their words are spite and spittle,
we are suspicion incarnate,
despised and rejected we must take flight.
We are diaspora to the world,
our minds are broken down,
our hearts are ever restless for home,
but our feet seek places of hope,
and people of peace.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

30 Comments

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30 responses to “Take Flight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Thank you for giving the silenced a voice. This is powerful and touching.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. So well written. So very heartbreaking. When will humanity learn?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. After erading this I felt like. We are not humans any more. Sad but true.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. our hearts are ever restless for home,
    but our feet seek places of hope,
    and people of peace.

    these lines spoke with power and understanding, everyone wants to go home, sometimes there is none to go to anymore, we need to give them a new one, isn’t earth to be shared?

    lovely words Paul, every line a treasure

    Liked by 4 people

  5. “our feet seek places of hope” … so powerful and poignantly expressed.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. You capture the plight of refugees in a short but moving poem. Thanks for giving this human perspective.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. so powerfully depicted!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. lync56

    Great poem

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    Liked by 1 person

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