Can – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” Malcom X


Line in the sand confronts me,
faint as it is its silence mocks me
as I stand before it,
there is no ferryman,
no bridge of rhetoric 
can traverse it,
only the contrite are close,
but a person of integrity 
can easily cross.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, Quadrille, quote

17 responses to “Can – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love this, well said.

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  2. Drawing a line in the sand never seems to end well, does it?

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  3. A former friend once talked me over 2 hours until I had to flee. If I had left after 20 minutes it would have been better.
    Up to here and no further.

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  4. Amy

    A person of integrity can easily cross— very well stated. Thank you, Paul.

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  5. We need more and more people with integrity.

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  6. Absolutely.It’s our beliefs and morals which make us a human.

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  7. This poem is a fantastic quote too. Thank you Paul, wonderful said. Michael

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