Such Adventures – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Such Adventures

Just this once
he’d walked instead of the bus,
his mind a whirl
since, and ungraciously,
clearing out the spare room,
being immediately distracted
by so much past
but especially, most especially,
his temporarily forgotten
dog-eared and yellowed
‘Tales of Worthington’,
of derring-do
and worlds beyond worlds.
He sighed,
such adventures,
as he rounded the corner
into Brink street
past the old familiar
wasteland of the mill,
he felt drawn to have a look
and before he could find a way in,
he was somehow
already overlooking the wall,
as a ladder of no ordinary type
had appeared and swept him up,
and there it was,
Worthington’s Worlds, all majestic
just as he’d imagined,
and, in the next moment,
as he moved forward
he wondered if Mabel would miss him.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under challenge, Fiction, Free Verse, life, poem

41 responses to “Such Adventures – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Hmm…This one begs to be continued, Paul.

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  2. A great descriptive poem. Brilliantly written. 🙂

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  3. Ennle Madresan

    Oh gosh, this brought tears to my eyes–it’s so beautiful, magical, and full of love’s potential…sigh… ❤

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  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Absolutely delightful, stepping into this magical world. Mabel will wonder where he went. Whoosh. Beautifully written Paul, it warmed my heart.

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  5. “A ladder if no ordinary type” great imagery.

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  6. How fun…poor ol’ Mabel left behind.

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  7. A fun story, I agree with Sandy, it may need a sequel!

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  8. lol delightful creativity … was he seeing heaven? So many ways this could go …

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  9. lync56

    Wow you can’t leave that one there – great beginning to a story


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  10. This is just the beginning, Paul! Don’t leave us here wondering lol

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  11. So many starts…
    I’d like to think that Mabel might be a cat and could fend for herself.
    Since your gent was cleaning out a room, maybe of things belonging to a wife that passed… and maybe he’ll met her on his adventure over the wall.

    That’s what’s nice giving readers a chance to wander themselves. Thanks.

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    • Thank you for sharing Jules, yes who knows 🙂 however, the consensus is I should write part two, so … 🙂

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      • I’ve done some serials…
        It’s a bit of a chore to keep adding links.
        And after awhile I think hard to follow – even for me as the writer.
        That being said I have done a shorter serial…

        It’s nice to be encouraged and enjoyed 🙂
        Good luck in what ever you choose to do.


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