Out Of The Grey – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Out Of The Grey

My heart slipped its moorings,
and sailed to the deep grey
of lake melancholy,
where I was becalmed in a gloom,
a syrup of acedia so thick,
I couldn’t easily move.
But I’m not sure I wanted to,
perhaps I wanted to nurture the pain,
just a little,
and, just as I was
starting to feel justified,
I noticed the wind of change,
and my heart began to turn for home.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Filed under Free Verse, life, love, poem

34 responses to “Out Of The Grey – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is very inspirational Paul and so well written. I am a big fan of the poetry of St. John of the Cross. I love his poem ” The Dark Night of the Soul”…………. One dark night, fired with loves urgent longings, I went out unseen, my house being now all stilled.

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  2. oh if only all could be so inclined … well written Paul!

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  3. I’m so glad the winds changed, an uplifting ending! But don’t we all, just sometimes, want to nurture that pain?!

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  4. Loved the way you have change the underlying emotion of the poem in the closing lines.

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  5. lync56

    Wow this one is amazing


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  6. Beautiful poem of journey. You have a gift, Paul.

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  7. I love this poem. We allow ourselves to wallow in darkness but eventually we find a way out. Excellent Paul. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

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  8. Wallowing in pain feels so good at times but too much of it and it is a downward spiral. Good that winds changed. Beautiful write, Paul.

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  9. Home is where the heart is, and sometimes the heart has no home.

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  10. What I read is about depression, a mood that overshadowed much of my life.

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