Never Still – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

In-Between – VJs Weekly Challenge




Never Still

The impasse is my own
a junction of life,
my path,
a familiar and worn shoe
now uncomfortable to wear
in some ways and yet,
well, not entirely so,
but all those yesterdays
completely true
though now, while
still with no regret
a Sense of why?
But it is what it is,
what it was as now,
I’ve always been in the in-between
yet never still.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under challenge, Free Verse, mindfulness, poem

25 responses to “Never Still – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very deep. I take from this that sense that we are always in the in-between, our past and present, some of which we can shape, some of which just is. I think this is one to read again and again.

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  2. I am reminded of something I learned while studying dream therapy at university – that the subconscious will prod us to continually change, search, as a way to progress towards wholeness and avoid complacency. Really like this piece, Paul. The image suits too.

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  3. Always in the in-between….yes!

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  4. And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting.

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  5. “I’ve always been in the in-between
    yet never still.”

    So true!! It is life, isn’t it?

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  6. Very interesting piece! 🙂 Many of us are like the cheese between the buns, (while we are also, knowingly or otherwise, the buns)! 🙂

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  7. I’ve long felt the in-between of restless soul syndrome. We must keep making our steps meaningful and trust we’re headed somewhere amazing. A wonderful topic to write about!

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  8. lync56

    Another beautifully deep poem


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  9. “A sense of why,” untainted by regret, can lead one on a journey of self-discovery. Enjoyed reading your thoughts on being in-between. 🙂

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