Hold Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Hold Me

Sucker punched,
gasping for air
I staggered,
then the searing pain
of the knife between my ribs,
your words are sometimes like that,
like murder,
but then, mine too,
so, hold me
just as I’m holding you,
only love can soothe
such deep wounds.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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

32 responses to “Hold Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Heartfelt and so beautiful!❤️

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  2. Ennle Madresan

    Oh my, that’s good.

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  3. lync56

    Wow that is powerful


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  4. words are weapons so we must be mindful how we use them … apologies and hugs can never erase the deep emotional wounds they leave 😦

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  5. Great example of our Yin and Yang and the Love that transcends it all! 🙂

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  6. Seems to be something in us — in human nature — that can that be enraged enough to lash out at our lovers — but not just lash out, lash out intent on murder.

    I suppose the ancient Greeks would have nodded whenever it was mentioned, then said, “Our tragic flaw.” Or at least one of our Flaw’s many masks.

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  7. Very beautiful picture u have chosen.
    Trading deep wounds. Countless punches and still love – what a miracle.

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  8. I have lived this very poem. Well done

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  9. So true. Couldn’t agree more, Paul.

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  10. So true..only our words and warmth in the embrace can heal us for sure.


  11. Oh, the things we do to one another and how we clutch together for love. This is heart-wrenching, Paul. Well done.

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