The Darkness You Bring – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“The essence of lying is in deception, not in words” John Ruskin

The Darkness You Bring

In the darkness of my moments,
those particular moments of keen
observation that I extract from my
wounded veneer comes a cacophony 
of retorts to show my indignation
that you are less than you said you were
in your arrogant summation of self that
placed you above while yet you were below,
at least when I took privilege to judge you it
certainly seemed so, and you were so utterly
disappointing and yet it is not I you offend,
but the very world of innocence and, though
I would do nothing in response you are no
less lighter in the weight of the darkness
you bring which leaves us all desperately 
looking for light we cannot find in ourselves,
but you came to this in your own way,
no one set the axe to your foundation,
you cut yourself down

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, injustice, justice, life, poem, quote

12 responses to “The Darkness You Bring – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It sounds like you are talking about Trump,

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  2. Such disappointment in the ‘great and the good’. The ones that come to my mind are neither. Corruption abounds and we yearn for their comeuppance!

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  3. Hoist by your own petard, as it were.

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  4. lync56

    Brilliant poem


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  5. I had the thoughts like newepicauthor. ;-)) But at least, it meets politics at all. Michael

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