When We Stand – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: from the hindustantimes.com Result of Russian bombing of Kharkiv.

“What a dishonour to just bend down and obey fate.” Lesya Ukrainka

When We stand

What is a moment, 
when is a journey,
how do we step through shadows
in the long night of winter's approach,
cradled in short views of chance and
change, rattled by a murderous chill
that encroaches the edges of my
dreams in little hints of insanity,
carried by a darkness of heart.
What is a moment,
when is a journey?
The journey begins in the moment
when we seek an end to oppression.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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43 Comments

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43 responses to “When We Stand – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The journey begins in the moment
    when we seek an end to oppression.– Magnificent

    Liked by 6 people

  2. These are the lines that most resonated with me:

    a murderous chill
    that encroaches the edges of my
    dreams in little hints of insanity,

    Liked by 5 people

  3. I’d “like,” but my account’s been hacked again. Dark times.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Its wonderful, and so empowering, Paul! Thanks for sharing! xx Michael

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Sad that this is not fiction but reality. Will the insanity ever be over?!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. The disappearance of Decency has begun …

    The Disappearance of Decency

    Liked by 1 person

  7. My heart freezes every time I switch on the news. Powerful poem, Paul.

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  9. You nailed it! End the insanity and restore peace. ☮️

    Liked by 1 person

  10. blindzanygirl

    I know that murderous chill

    Liked by 1 person

  11. poignant and true Paul” “xwhen is a journey?
    The journey begins in the moment
    when we seek an end to oppression.”
    💖🌻

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Poignant yet empowering. Thanks for sharing Paul💖💫🌺

    Liked by 1 person

  13. lync56

    Powerfully spoken truth

    >

    Liked by 1 person

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