Hopeful Fire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” Rumi

Hopeful Fire

Passers by as books unread, their pages unturned,
unnoticed icons in microcosms of suburban worlds
drifting typecast in local dramas of someone else's,
while I'm running erratically full of hopeful fire.

Unnoticed icons in microcosms of suburban worlds,
that vertiginous challenge of self-making ex nihilo,
while I'm running erratically full of hopeful fire
past the the vendors of pleasures and values.

That vertiginous challenge of self-making ex nihilo,
tearing up my mundane existence playing out
past the vendors of pleasures and values
who pedal their own sad delusions of fantasy.

Tearing up my mundane existence playing out,
drifting typecast in local dramas of someone else's 
who pedal their own sad delusions of fantasy,
passers by as books unread, their pages unturned.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon

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19 responses to “Hopeful Fire – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Much to learn and see beyond what consumes most of humanity.

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  2. Passers-by unread… sigh. So many “books” so little time…๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Yes lets’ be hopeful. Thought provoking poem Paul.

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  4. I can’t help but think that fire consumes, leaving behind only ash.

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  5. Wow! I love that image of passersby as books unread.
    Cool form – the cyclic repetition is really effective.

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  6. lync56

    Great pantoum

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