Waiting For Valour – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting and it it is quadrille time, and the word to use is blanket. dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Blanket

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“Play is the exultation of the possible.” Martin Buber

Waiting For Valour

Our flag hung limp in the stillness 
as we nervously awaited the first 
wave of the enemy, outnumbered,
waiting for valour, cutlass at the ready,
peering at the near horizon as the 
biscuits ran out and mutiny was at
hand in our blanket barque.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Filed under carefree, creativity, Free Verse, life, play, poem, Quadrille, quote

81 responses to “Waiting For Valour – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Many a fort has fallen to a biscuit shortage, lol. Love it!

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  2. So much fun. What’s a blanket fort without snacks? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. ๐Ÿ™‚ With 2020 such a special year I still hope this is happening somewhere in this whole world ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Play might be the only thing to keep us sane these days .. hand over the arnotts or else!

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  5. This takes me back a few years when I could still get around to the floor and play with my grandkids. I do miss it very much!

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  6. Fun!! No snacks would be a good cause for mutiny ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. This with the running out of biscuits is a very funny one. Thank you for sharing, Paul! Enjoy your day! Michael

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  8. Charis Counselling

    I love this playful one – memories of days gone by


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  9. Oh what fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. This was my favourite game as a child! I fun quadrille evoking happy memories.

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  11. Good old-fashioned imagination. I love the memories you’ve brought back with your poem โค

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  12. Blanket forts were just the best! As were large cardbox boxes.

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  14. I think I missed out…on the war, not the cookies. โค We did build snow forts and have snowball fights. Now, you've done it Paul. I think I have to bake some chocolate chip cookies! Keto version, of course! Take care! Cheryl


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