The Flicker Of Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle

The Flicker Of Hope

The candle flickered,
dancing all over the walls
of the cave of dark times,
as if frantically gasping for
air like a ravaged runner.

We huddled round it in hope,
the ill wind whipping at our backs
and flailing our fortitude, but we 
held on, the light remaining, 
growing stronger with every
word of love gifted into the circle.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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40 responses to “The Flicker Of Hope – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very nice

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  2. Beautiful. Candlelight in darkness is a great symbol of hope.

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  3. So much hope and optimism in the poem. Wonderful

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  4. Beautifully optimistic. We have to try hard to hold on to the light.

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  5. Uplifting words so needed right now.

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  6. Beautifully rendered! 🙂

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  7. VJ

    Such an apt metaphor for these time, Paul.

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  8. Thank you for this poem of hope, Paul. The world needs it!

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  9. Beautiful poem, Paul. Solidarity and courage are making a magnificent showing. May evil be defeated and right prevail! ❤

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  10. Beautiful poem. With love, the light may only be a flicker, but it will never be extinguished.

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  11. A lovely poem, Paul. We are all hopeful.

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  12. A lovely poem ~ can actually picture what you penned.

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  13. A perfect poem for these times. Each day, I try to balance every doomsday scroll with an uplifting thought. (No easy feat, that! ) Thank you for helping out!
    -Julie

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  14. This is beautifully poignant and perfectly timed, Paul. The whole world needs a little more hope right now. Thank you for sharing 🙏

    Caz x

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  16. lync56

    Deep and beautiful

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