Always A Moment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Transition – V.J’S Weekly Challenge #29

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“Life is a transition.” Lailah Gifty Akita

 

Always A Moment

There is no point,
at which to turn,
though, to be fair,
there’s always a moment to savour,
like that last morsel of a sumptuous meal,
dripping with exquisite jus,
it is collected to the body memory,
and which shall be revisited,
ever seeking,
longing to repeat such divinity.
But life itself is a constant turning,
like the constellations,
seemingly fixed,
yet ever moving,
so too the apparent points of our lives,
and yet we cage life,
that we might take command of it,
failing at every turn,
as the universe smiles,
at our innocence,
ever mischievously flinging detritus in our paths.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

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37 responses to “Always A Moment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. lol love it … absolutely … nothing is to be controlled, haven’t we learnt that yet 😉

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  2. “seemingly fixed/ yet ever moving” – yes! How we try to control something that is beyond our means – the irony. I love that we can savour moments. Thanks for joining in with this excellent poem.

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  3. A good message Paul, this is lovely.

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  4. Wow!!
    Excellent!!

    And these lines –
    “and yet we cage life,
    that we might take command of it,
    failing at every turn,
    as the universe smiles,
    at our innocence,”

    So meaningful and touching !!
    Thanks for writing so beautifully ❤️

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  5. So much that we miss in life because we try to control every moment. Wonderful poem.

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  6. Ah, such wisdom, Paul, and well-said. 🙂

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  7. Hit the nail on the head, Paul.

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  8. “and yet we cage life, / that we might take command of it,”
    ~ Love this, Paul. So true.

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  9. “The universe smiles at our innocence” ❤️

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  10. lync56

    So you and words crafted so well

    >

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