Complicated – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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This is entirely antithetical





It’s complicated
but then it always is,
if maybe could be yes
and more certain
I might take that risk,
why spoil the moment with
a probable no?
she has no clue
and if I even hint
the jig might well be up.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, love, poem, Quadrille, relationship, romance

44 responses to “Complicated – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. We live whole worlds in our heads. Who is to say why we decide to take that risk — or not take it? I look back on so many things and wonder why I made the decisions I made one way or another.

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  2. Complicated but you have made it simple.Thank you so much sir for another great work of yours.

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  3. Oh, the dilemma…well captured.

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  4. Of course it is complicated.

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  5. And remember to ask carefully… there is always the risk of being accused

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  6. Explaining it all can get complicated.

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  7. Nathan AM Smith

    Been there! Haha

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  8. Ha! I love that ending, Paul.

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  9. will I wont I … can he take a no?

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  10. Complications can become fun facts about one’s life narrative! 😊

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  11. Is it complicated, or have we made it so by over-thinking it? Think about it … but not too hard. 😉

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  12. Yes – young and single – thoughts and emotions blending – making it complicated – always second-guessing ourselves. You’ve captured it all so well.

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  13. Take a risk…there are so many moments.
    One of them: I met a lady, beautiful as she could be…I didn’t phone her because I was in a relationship then. Later I learned that the lady was in mental health trouble for years.

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  14. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Complicated in our head, then complicated in ways people respond. One way or the other, we have to take a risk.

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  15. Been there! Sometimes rough going and sometimes not. 🙂

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  16. lync56

    Love it


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