We Learned To bend – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Compromise – RDP Thursday

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“Love without sacrifice is like theft.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

We learned To Bend

There is a oneness
that we found or,
perhaps, we made
of each other,
smoothing those edges
colouring the other,
what’s mine is yours
those worldly goods
some stayed and
some went,
we evolved together
and, on the shape
the colour,
the style or fad,
we learned to bend
more than a little
without breaking the
integrity that
held the core of us.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

 

Paul, pvcann.com

54 Comments

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

54 responses to “We Learned To bend – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Bend or break…so key to relationships. Well said, Paul.

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  2. The key to a relationship, so well written in your poem, Paul.

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  3. Beautiful! This reflects my partnership/marriage of going on 29 years! ❤️

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  4. “we learned to bend
    more than a little
    without breaking the
    integrity that
    held the core of us.” Such beautiful words. Isn’t this the foundation of all companionships?

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  5. the wondrous compromise of a mature healthy relationship!

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  6. Beyond Beautiful…blessed. I like the quote too…definitely “theft”.

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  7. A perfect relationship, a dream?

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  8. Great post, Paul! We solved this by making decisions unanimous.

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  9. lync56

    Very true and so beautifully described

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