Reper-cussions – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Repercussions

Photo: The dove who got into the house but sadly hit the window attempting a way out.

“Death is not the opposite of life but a part of it.” Haruki Murakami


Soft percussion tears,
sombre funeral beat,
who will mourn her
choice of passage or
dare to judge the
repercussion that is 
her ending or, perhaps,
her beginning, this dove 
at peace, but it was I who 
left the door ajar and the
window closed.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under challenge, death, Free Verse, nature, poem, Quadrille, quote

30 responses to “Reper-cussions – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh! Poor dove. Still, I’m surprised she came in.

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  2. Nice opening quote by Murakami. We all have something to feel guilty about, but it is the way of things. Maybe next time, when you leave the window open and the door shut, the same will happen….

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  3. Ouch! Happened with me once but the pigeon was able to escape.

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  4. I think the soft thud of a bird flying against glass stays with you. The memory still makes me sad, though I don’t remember any fatalities. Take care, Paul. ❤

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  5. The fact that it was an accident doesn’t make it any less upsetting and quite rightly the dove deserves a poem to mark her life and death.

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  6. A lovely little eulogy, Paul.

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  7. When i go i want to go fast too… into another beginning.

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  8. Lady Robinson

    This piece was a very sad repercussion and she was a strong person to even go in anyway😔Love Your Work🤓

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  9. lync56

    Sad poem but as usual a deeper meaning – a female Bronze Wing Pigeon by the way 😉


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