She Will Rise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – To Market, To Market




She Will Rise

The cold air exposed her breath
and what was seen in the sea of stalls
was also felt through her body
while her table
at exorbitant cost,
considering her income,
was a painfully hired space
for her and her baby,
working nights in the city
and days plying her trade
in this flea market,
she gets by,
many look,
while others deride her hard work,
her precious beads of delight,
that some eschew
too few embrace,
but one day soon she will rise
from this place of vague existence.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Country, Free Verse, life, Literature

29 responses to “She Will Rise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I always feel bad when I can’t buy.

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  2. Nathan AM Smith

    Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to, but I wanted to let you know 🙂


  4. Perhaps I’m alone in this thinking. … she is there despite it all … by her very presence, she has risen.

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  5. “vague existence” – an apt description. So difficult to women to get ahead – in some cultures more than others.

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  6. lync56



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  7. great depiction of women’s struggle in daily life, constant labour for so little reward yet still we struggle on coz it’s all we know!

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  8. Hope will never die, because changes are not impossible. 😉 Well done, Paul! Have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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