Calling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.” Andrea Koehle Jones


On a bleak desert plain I planted
a tiny seed, it was the last of its kind,
all others having failed to sprout in
this hostile clime of searing heat and
cheap words, a forlorn hope with
crossed fingers and many incantations,
a seed of tomorrow calling to me in
my sleepless dreams, to plant a future
outside of this malevolent  drama, this 
self-enclosed fantasy we call living.

Copyright 2022 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


Filed under awareness, environment, Free Verse, Gardening, life, poem, quote

30 responses to “Calling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. May it grow to be a sprawling tree, Paul. Beautiful thought.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful Paul.

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  3. Such an amazing photography ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป so lovely plant ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. That seed is going to grow and thrive. I just know it!

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  5. Your words capture the essence of the picture perfectly.

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  6. Fantastic words and yes… all others are taken so let’s live our own life ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Beautiful deep thoughts, with a sparkle of hope. xx Michael

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  9. Nicely penned down. Beautiful pic, indeed ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿต

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