To Be Made Whole a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Ruined land was accepted as the collateral damage of progress.” Robin Wall Kimmerer


To Be Made Whole

Even before the flames extinguished
my thoughts were drawn
to broken things
like a box of children’s toys
grown old, less loved,
discarded by the way,
and so my wish was formed
around my sorrow
for all the broken ones
to be made whole.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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39 responses to “To Be Made Whole a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “To be made whole” – all we can wish for. Lovely, Paul.

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  2. ah yes! the movie Toy Story comes to mind

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  3. seems such a simple wish….yet…

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  5. Amen, my brother with them loving heart.

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  6. May it be so, and I believe you would make it so if you could.

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  7. Short but sweet. It started sad but in the end hope prevails. I loved this poem. 🙂

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  8. A good wish, indeed! There are so many so called “collateral damages”, its horrible. But what could we be without good wishes? Thank you for this hearttouching poem, Paul!

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  9. Beautiful beautiful closing lines Paul.May all the broken ones be made whole.

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  10. lync56

    I love the sentiment of this poem


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