We Forgot – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

 

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“We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong we may begin to use it with love and respect.”  Aldo Leopold

We Forgot

The words dissembled before me,
tumbling down,
my mouth moving,
searching for meaning,
glory in failure,
we forgot beauty,
running after fantasy
coated in soft-tongued speeches,
fetid, like an open sewer
wrapped in a bloody tricolour,
the bunting of martyrs,
fugitives of ourselves
on the parapets of love.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

 

21 Comments

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21 responses to “We Forgot – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So many great images in this poem! So many messages wrapped in distressed wisdom!
    running after fantasy
    coated in soft-tongued speeches,

    Liked by 4 people

  2. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Well said!

    Sent from my iPad

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    Liked by 2 people

  4. Humans ability to abuse their own backyard so appallingly
    Distresses me. However, the so called “Animals”
    Treat their habit far more appealingly

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  5. Charis Counselling

    So true – great poem

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    Liked by 1 person

  6. I can only repeat what others commented: dark but butiful . Michael

    Liked by 1 person

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