Love Effort – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Effort – RDP Saturday



“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”  Brene Brown


Love Effort

that gordian highway of
unsolved solved complexity,
riddles of red jumper blue,
this or not that,
and why now?
the platypus? really?
More weighty issues
like terminal days,
and moral decay,
that rupture my brain,
and press down, down.
The only way out
is your listening ear,
as I weave the words,
you disperse the onus
so effortlessly,
and I’m so light,
should I let go your hand
I’d float to the stars.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, love, mindfulness, poem, relationship

32 responses to “Love Effort – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Muntazir

    Well penned

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  2. Love the ending to this. We all need that listening ear!

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  3. Very true.. wonderful poem! I like quote as well. Thank you for sharing! ✨

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  4. Beautiful- especially loved the end!

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  5. I chose you for a Tell the Story challenge on my post today at ; )

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  6. I heard: Disperse, do not, an owner’s onus. We live to love as effort’s known us.

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  7. love the Brene quote, rarely do people really pause to listen with their hearts not just ears. deeply moving lines to me

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  8. Good poem Paul.
    And I love the quote, just so true.

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  9. Loved the quote.. .Well penned mate..

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  10. What a great piece dear.<3

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  11. lync56

    you spoke my feelings exactly in this poem

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  12. “More weighty issues like Terminal days” indeed


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