Truth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poetics – Black History Month

Anmol at dVerse has invited us to write a poem focussing on Black History Month.

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“I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”  James Baldwin

Truth

I saw the branches of yesterdays tree
where hemp fibres once held the
beauty of humanity as if it were
merely wrapping paper
to be discarded rather than loved,
strange how truth is pigmented
in the mind, yet colonises the heart,
so easily betraying the lies
we facade for the sake of niceties
while denying a generation.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

22 Comments

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22 responses to “Truth – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Powerful truth, Paul. These lines jump out at me:
    “truth is pigmented
    in the mind, yet colonises the heart,”

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Wow! Beautiful and powerful! Well done Paul! ❤

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Sad this still rings true

    Liked by 4 people

  4. beautiful words and so powerful bringing out the injustice and the plight of a generation so long ignored
    ” how truth is pigmented
    in the mind, yet colonizes the heart,”

    Liked by 2 people

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