I Cry For Them – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Cry


Photo: found at julianlennon.com   Volunteer firefighter holding a Koala rescued from the fire. The loss of species numbers is devastating and may never be recovered, placing some on the endangered list.


“We need a climate and environment policy that is fit for the crisis we’re in.”  Sarah Hanson-Young

I Cry For Them

I did not weep for buildings and things, though I felt
for the plight of evacuees and the vast loss of flora
breaks my heart already so raw, but my tears, once reserved,
now flow in grief for the many animals consumed,
or wounded by this voracious, hungry, friendless fire.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Country, environment, Five Lines, Forest, Free Verse, grief, life, nature, poem, quote

43 responses to “I Cry For Them – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. 😭😭😭😭😢🥺😭😭😭😭😢🥺😔


  2. blindzanygirl

    So sad

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Me too. Forget my house, save the animals.

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  4. The pictures of animals caught in the fire are horrific: fear, pain, and nowhere to go to escape them.

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  5. Thank you for the remembrance. Unbelievable, but its out of the media, here.Michael

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  6. Awesome post, Paul!!! So sad!! Don’t get me started on Climate Change Deniers!!! Bravo!

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  7. It is tragic and horrific what is happening. Your lines are heartbreaking to read knowing they are written from real life. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. It’s a sad moment in history, such a loss.

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