The Agony – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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The Agony

How can something burn
and yet never consume,
when entire forests fall to ash
and futures are cauterised by flames
so intense they erase history
and futures yet unthought?
And yet we burn
with an intensity that would consume
entire forests
but we are not ready to surrender
to the sting of the flames,
we desire the sweetness of fire
but not its end,
we want that sacred ground
of the agony of love.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

33 Comments

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33 responses to “The Agony – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. To burn but not consume. I like that.

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  2. Thanks a lot Sir, for heart touching poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautifully penned, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘… interesting

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  5. Heartfelt!❀️

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  6. Excellent! πŸ™‚ Yes, for far too many, the fire of passion is just a dying ember (while the forests rage).

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  7. Love burns in a good way – good perspective

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  8. Absolutely Brilliant, Sir!

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  9. Very nicely penned Paul, really nicely expressed.

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  10. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    A nicely executed poem by Paul entitled The Agony.

    we desire the sweetness of fire
    but not its end,
    we want that sacred ground
    of the agony of love.

    Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Lyn CANNON

    Interesting twist – I wondered where you were going with this one right until the end

    >

    Liked by 1 person

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