Answer Isn’t Here – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Unanswerable – VJs Weekly Challenge





Answer Isn’t Here

Timorous bold
spirited cold,
certain uncertainty
normal abnormality,
truth be told
the answers there
but it’s not,
it hovers out of reach
and lingers like spice on the tongue
a memory not quite clear
even masquerading the tangible
and mocks with fundamental apparition
our every certain veneer,
and answer derides
as we cling and hope,
but even when we think it is,
answer isn’t here.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, philosophy, poem

28 responses to “Answer Isn’t Here – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Some things are, unanswerable. Unfathomable, too. Well said.

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  2. each time we get close it seems to move away but I’m told the answer is much closer and easier than we could imagine 🙂


  3. lync56

    This is deep still pondering its depths


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  4. Well said, worth a ponder!❤️

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  5. Love the pairing of opposites you open with, defining the predicament – too many unknowns and unknowables. Also like how truth “lingers like spice on the tongue” – vague and elusive. Nicely addressed Paul.

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  6. The mysteries of life. There are some things we can’t explain. Beautifully penned, Paul.

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  7. Beautiful response to this prompt, Paul.

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  8. Such a perfect poem for our times! All the more reason to keep working to help out in any way, as best we can….

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  9. Ennle Madresan

    Beautifully written…but of course I was hoping Somewhere, Sometime, Somehow the answer would be reachable.

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  11. The opposites make for a compelling read and yes, we keep looking for the elusive truth and answers!

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  12. Hi Paul. I recently read some research on the nature of reality and how our senses and brains are not able to comprehend the unfathomable truths all around us. Just the fact that earth is zooming through the universe at high speed to an unknown destination is beyond our senses and incomprehensible, yet reality.

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