Our Phoenix – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Our Phoenix

Just a commonplace really,
in any mundane moment
in an ordinary week
something happens,
that we crash and burn
returned to ash
only to rise
again and again,
yet never realising
that our phoenix is no bird
but resilience,
rising from the millennial dust
of our lived days.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, Mythology, poem

39 responses to “Our Phoenix – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Describes my life some days ; )

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  2. perfecto!
    Resilience is our essential survival tool 🙂

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  3. beautifully said, in an ordinary moment, we never know when

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  4. Yes, resilience fuels our lives. Like this a lot, Paul.

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  5. I love how the form of the poem seems to fall and rise like the Phoenix, such a great metaphor for our resilience.

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  6. Ennle Madresan

    Oh dear, I’m breaking into sobs over this one…

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  7. Perfect.. resilience is so important..

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  8. I like the message here – that resilience is not as legendary as we might think, but part of human constitution.

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  9. I agree with V.J. Though the reactions and the ways to raise up again are different we know what is best for us.

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  10. Such profound words, Paul. Loved reading this one.
    “that our Phoenix is no bird
    but resilience,
    rising from the millennial dust
    of our lived days.”

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  11. Great poem, meaningful. We indeed don’t acknowledge our resilience.

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  12. Lyn CANNON

    Wow I love this one – I could use this in my practice


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  13. Lynda Howe

    Great poem Paul. I certainly know what you’re talking about!

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