Shining – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: found on Pinterest – street protest.

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” Banksy


The wind pushes down
making waves with little white peaks
shining in the midst of the grey deep,
beacons of a stirring, rolling freely,
carrying life in their awake
where fish care to fly,
just like young prophets
who call down every street with
words of freedom pressing down,
making waves, shining in their 
deep awake, calling us to fly.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, philosophy, poem, politics, protest, quote

24 responses to “Shining – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful, Paul. Loved lines 6 and 7 in particular.

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  2. Yes, indeed, we must all shake off the yoke and fly for freedom!

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  3. WWOWW!! 👍👌🙏🏼

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  4. I love the young prophets in this poem. There may be hope yet . . .

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  5. I like watching a flying fish and I even like a graffiti but sometimes I find it more towards vandalism. These young souls need their space but there must be some other way.

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  6. I love the used metaphors so much. Thank you for the Banksy-quote too, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Oh wow such an amazing poem I love it


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  8. Paul, I like “young prophets.” I think that is the proper perspective. Regardless of the sabotage, the persecution, and the opposition, theirs is the right message. Loved this poem! ❤ Take care, Cheryl

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