For Justice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Quadrille

De at dVerse has invited us to write a Quadrille (44 words) around roar and ‘roaring in the new’




“People can be at their most vulnerable, but still tenacious at the same time.”  Toni Bernhard

For Justice

Love overflows in perpetual caprices,
while anger escapes my imprisoning geist
and leaks across my world
as watercolour paint bleeding,
a tincture of passion released,
not so injustice,
action forthwith,
a torrent from a wellspring brimming,
an irreproachable love,
a roar for justice bursting.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, Quadrille, quote

26 responses to “For Justice – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful Paul…a loving roar for justice could be just what we need right now when so much and so many injustices happened…

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  2. I love the visual of that “watercolor paint bleeding.”

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  3. Nice description of a roar as “bursting”.

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  4. I like that watercolour paint bleeding – I can see it so clearly – spreads everywhere.

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  5. Often Justice has no change against passion… sometimes that is a good thing, but often not.

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  6. our legal system seems to have suppressed most justice!

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  7. “leaks across my world
    as watercolour paint bleeding” — Nice!

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  8. Charis Counselling

    Very powerful poem


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  9. That image of anger as a watercolor painting bleeding is particularly vivid–yes, to all of this. We need a roar for justice.

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