Exhaling Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Image: the wallpaper.co A fractal – never ending and infinitely complex patterns that repeat across scales. They exist between our familiar dimensions.

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Martin Luther King Jr. (which he borrowed from Theodore Parker)

Exhaling Hope

Fractals of compassion,
microscopic beauty
clear to the naked eye in
the everyone journey of justice,
bending that arc and 
shortening its awaited time,
holding ourselves accountable
for neighbours of every 
living kind, that all might
breathe as we breathe,
inverting mindlessness,
exhaling hope.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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33 responses to “Exhaling Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful. I’m appalled at how many Americans have moved away from holding Trump accountable in the past 3 weeks.

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  2. So well said, Paul. And the perfect ending of sincerity and hope. I love that wording: inverting mindlessness, exhaling hope.

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  3. Compassion, reality, justice, accountability, hope….I’m in.

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  4. To think what it would be like, breathing in unison right now, all of us exhaling hope. It’s a beautiful image, and a wonderful poem, Paul  ♥🙏

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  5. I love the idea of exhaling hope, as simple as breathing.

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  6. A nourishing poem to breathe in. 🧘‍♀️

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  7. Lady Robinson

    Awesome poem Mr Paul🤓Exhaling Hope comes a breather to me cause that’s all I needed😉

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  8. your poetry is beautiful as we stay together in hope Paul. Still we cut our losses, grateful for where we are now and ban together. ❤️

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  9. Paul, I think progress is being made in the US. Politics is a ruthless business, and the evil pied piper continues to enthrall many of his followers and to threaten politicians that he can cause them to lose elections. This will be a challenge for some time to come, but as your lovely poem says, at least we now have hope! ❤ Have a great week!

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  10. lync56

    Beautiful – I love the image too


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