Glimpses – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Sarah at dVerse has invited us to write a poem about rain.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Rain

"Death most resembles a prophet who is without honour or a poet who is a stranger among his people."  Khalil Gibran


That lover of self,
a lifeless reality
where no flowers bloom,
pissed on the holy,
the book of justice his anger,
the book of love his leer,
a ruin of integrity 
disembled for all as
naked futility,
distorted fantasy
of the Jordan,
claims of Eden,
but only darkness 
speaks his voice lit with
glimpses of innocent light
in the distance of love,
O that justice would rain down.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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37 responses to “Glimpses – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Bravo, Paul. Except for his oath of office, that probably was the only time his hand has touched that book.
    How absurd, that a man who claims to be making a walk for peace would do so as people are clubbed to make a path for him.
    Come election time, people will not forget that he thumbed his nose at their principles.

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  2. Why do I see present day politicians 😦

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  3. A wolf among the sheep.

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  4. It is good when justice rains down. Hopefully also with mercy.

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  5. Beverly Crawford

    Let justice reign (or rain)!

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  6. lync56

    wow so so well written and said – perfectly crafted words and the picture is perfect too


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  7. Justice seems not to be able to wash away all the evil that is around us rearing its ugly head over and over again.

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  8. Well, rain washes lots of things out into the open. We have a lying leadership that is failing to care for our nation, too – but not quite as spectatcularly as yours, yet. Strong words, hard to argue with you here.

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    • Yes, over in the US all seems to be quite dysfunctional in the justice and policing, here in Australia it is benign so far but the Feds are militating anti-protest laws so it will become ugly.


  9. Yes, we need justice. When we can do it by ourself, we should do.

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  10. This is powerful. November seems too far away.

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  11. Helen Dehner

    ‘O that justice would rain down’ ~~~~ is it possible? I hold out hope for a brighter future. Never giving up.

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  12. Amy

    justice would rain down — we are waiting…

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