Charles C. Finn


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Charles ("Charlie") Carroll Finn (Born September 21, 1941), is an American poet most notable for writing "Please Hear What I Am Not Saying" in September 1966.

Finn grew up in Cincinnati, OH, the second of three children. After high-school, Finn spent 10 years in the Society of Jesus before leaving the Jesuits and getting Literature and Psychology degrees from Chicago's Loyola University.

In 1979 Finn relocated to outside Roanoke, VA with his wife and practices as a licensed professional counselor. Finn has published over 20 books of his original poetry and history on topics such as the Civil War, Quakerism and Spirituality.

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Embraced It Will Serve You:...

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Steppingstones To The Civil...

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Earthtalks

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Aging Liberal Nostalgic for...

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Roots and Wings: Gifts From...

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“I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying.”
Charles C. Finn

“Though in death I forever cease to be, yet will I trust him.”
Charles C. Finn, Gentle Warrior John Yungblut: Guide on the Mystic's Journey

“So I play my game, my desperate pretending game,
with a facade of assurance without
and a trembling child within.
So begins the glittering but empty parade of masks,
and my life becomes a front.
I idly chatter to you in the suave tones of surface talk.
I tell you everything that's really nothing,
and nothing of what's everything,
of what's crying within me.
So when I'm going through my routine
do not be fooled by what I'm saying.
Please listen carefully and try to hear what I'm not saying,
what I'd like to be able to say,
what for survival I need to say,
but what I can't say.”
Charles C. Finn, Please Hear What I'm Not Saying: A Poem's Reach Around the World



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