Their Wild Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.”  Suzy Kassem


Their Wild Hope

He stood alone in their frenzied midst
till their lungs were spent, exhausted,
and when they finally turned to him
in murmured curiosity
he quietly gave voice to their
demons and shadows and doubts
and, in their place, he made
profound their wild hope.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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32 responses to “Their Wild Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love this poem. I agree that the loudest voice is the least heard.
    and, in their place, he made
    profound their wild hope.
    This is what we all hope to do!

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  2. I love the last lines, the gift of a true voice.

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  3. Very beautiful indeed.

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  4. Enjoyed the perspective of this Paul, a voice of clarity nd logic. Aways need ed, and thanks for sharing your voice. Well written!

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  5. Oh! To make “profound their wild hope”
    I LOVE that. Could there be anything better than extending gorgeous wild hope to someone?

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  6. I love this… sometimes all it takes is one single person who listens… but the false profets are good at pretending to listen too.

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  7. if only … will they ever be still and hear!

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  8. lync56

    Great poem – I would love to be able to do that


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  9. I’m feeling rather accusatory at the moment, Paul. A nice thought though. I don’t believe that quiet voice will save us. Not even when we have reached that “I told you so” moment. A Vietnam war-style protest is coming before then. But that’s just my opinion.

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    • Your opinion is valued, we come as we are, and indeed, I don’t disagree, but after the frenzy of protest is over someone(s) needs to to offer possibility, that’s my hope post post protest really. Thank you Tracey.


  10. A movement needs a clear head. 🙂

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  11. This is beautiful. It makes me feel a sense of positive energy.

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  12. Great poem! Like the lines, “he quietly gave voice to their
    demons and shadows and doubts” That touched me.

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  13. I agree to rothpoetry. Cant say better, Paul! Thank you, and have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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  14. The distillation of the inarticulate voices. I like that idea, and the wild hope. Hopes have to be wild, never tamed.

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