We Need A Bridge – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Tuesday – Bridge


The River Walk, along the Blackwood River, Augusta. It crosses a tiny winter creek, and preserves its integrity from too much foot and bike wear.



We Need A Bridge

in someone’s mind,
there’s always a gap,
a troubled melange of uncertainty,
that slowly gnaws at the bone
of contentment.
And so a trickle of doubt
becomes a torrent,
becomes a flood,
and life becomes
complicated, dual, tiresome,
forever seeking what it will never find,
always looking in the wrong places.
Simply, the mind needs a bridge to the heart,
that there might then be a bridge
to the other.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under bush walking, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem

23 responses to “We Need A Bridge – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I need a bridge that starts here in London and spans all the way around the globe to reach Adelaide – aaaah sigh!

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  2. A bridge would certainly ease the way!

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  3. If everyone had that bridge, the world would be a better place. Bravo.

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  4. i like your poem reflects the way the bridge helps the creek can/could help each of us. skillfully done

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  5. Considering mind “troubles” it becomes easy to rhink about “bridge other trouble water” from Simon & Garfunkel. Right?

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  6. Sometimes, the only bridge that needs mending, is the one to the heart.

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  7. Very deep words and images portrayed

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