In You We Awaken – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Incongruous – Word of the Day


Photo: Henrik Sorenson (Getty Images) from the Huffington Post.

In You We Awaken

They said you didn’t fit in,
that you really didn’t belong,
like some grotesque gargoyle,
an adornment out of kilter,
an inconvenient incongruity
in this smooth place,
where the nightmare of sameness
put a spell on us,
and stole the outside part of our box.
But you were different,
colour to our black and white,
and that made you fit all the more,
as the paradox we needed.
You were our conscience,
our inspiration,
an awakening.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, poem

26 responses to “In You We Awaken – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice my dear friend. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•


  2. Been different is actually good… Loved the poetry..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautifully written and thought provoking. We all need guidance, whether our own conscience or a belief of some sort. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  4. MNL

    love this poem! this phrase really popped out at me: “an inconvenient incongruity” . And the truth of the poem sings, society does need those that stand out, stand apart, to show a future road no one is noticing yet

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