That’s When – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse De is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write about being bold.

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“Jump and build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury

That's When

No great oration
just standing in the gap
between antagonists,
catch in my throat,
a doubt in my mind,
which I wanted to speak into 
this lions den mayhem
where the prey bares her neck,
that's when I boldly shouted no.


Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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16 responses to “That’s When – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It is always a long way to make such a decision. xx Michael

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  2. “which I wanted to speak into
    this lions den mayhem
    where the prey bares her neck,”
    Great visuals! 🙂

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  3. We should refuse to be bystanders

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  4. I especially love the soundbump in “lions den mayhem.”

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  5. Yes! to boldy shouting No!

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  6. lync56

    Great poem

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  7. Ray Bradbury ain’t no slouch. Sometimes you just gotta step up and step in. Good poem in 44 words, Paul.

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