Waiting For Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“But man (sic) is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”  Rachel Carson

 

Waiting For Love

She was such a stunning beauty
she made people gasp,
men wanted to ravish her,
and they did
till she was completely exhausted,
and yet she patiently gave them more,
she bared her breasts
and paraded shamelessly,
exciting with her voluptuous treasures
and the promise of more,
the jewels of her eyes glittered
inviting them to come one and all,
alas, in her naive generosity
she was sundered,
ruined and spent,
but those who have ravished her
have left her in the road
shamed and broken,
waiting for love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

20 Comments

Filed under Elegy, environment, Free Verse, grief, life, love, mindfulness, nature, poem, politics, quote

20 responses to “Waiting For Love – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Sad story. She was one of those unlucky souls who doesn’t know the meaning of love and hence expecting it from the beasts.

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  2. Bravo, it was wonderful!

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  3. Such an apt metaphor for the damage we have wrought.

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  4. Wow! An awesome poem, Paul!! So raw and powerful! Sad too!!

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  5. Charis Counselling

    Wow and Wow what an amazing powerful poem- and the image is so appropriate and powerful also – well said here here

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