A Foreigner – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“This society eliminates geographical distance only to produce a new internal separation.”  Guy Debord


A Foreigner

I wandered the streets for a while
soaking up the juice like bread,
I searched for a language,
looking for sounds of hope,
but all the energy was darkness
a cloud of hate reigning,
so many assassin words
that fell into my flesh,
feeling my bones,
I hastened home
a foreigner.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com.


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20 responses to “A Foreigner – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is ambiguous enough to be you a stranger in your own country or a foreign country. Well done.

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  2. Darkness is doing its best to consume the light in so many ways.

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  3. For me, this is a poem about the power of language: for good and for ill:

    I searched for a language,
    looking for sounds of hope.

    Language doesn’t just reflect reality. It also shapes it.

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  4. Beautifully expressed, Paul. It sums up how I felt yesterday when the United States Senate voted to acquit Trump. I don’t recognize my country.

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    • I gather it has been devastating for many, I wonder that so many of us are foreigners in our own land, On one hand I find it sad, on another I have begun to see a way through. I hope you find a way through.

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  5. Ain’t we all becoming foreigners in our own country! Well said, Paul.

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  6. So true. I love the reference to language. The search for a language that gives hope. Thank you Paul, for the deep thoughts. Michael

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Powerful poem


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