Part Of Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?



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Part Of Me

I took a step
a risk, and
I felt pain,
here I’m safe,
you see part of me
but not the whole
I’m keeping some of me
for me,
and, when I’m ready,
perhaps I’ll share some more
of who I really am.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, psychology, Quadrille

42 responses to “Part Of Me – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the thoughts expressed here and the photo is perfect to go with it. Thought provoking about our relationships.

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  2. Aww this is poignant and that picture adds such a wrenching sweetness!

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  3. Yes, we all have that little piece of ourselves we guard…all about trust. Wonderful response to the prompt.

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  4. Wonderful poem, Paul!

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  5. So much a part of human nature to hold a piece in reserve. Well said, Paul.

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  6. don’t we all play that game!

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  7. lync56

    I love this poem – it really spoke to me


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  8. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Sharing me, but not all of me, adorable poem, fully alive and real.

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  9. Yes, we do. A part that is sacrosanct.

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  10. I love this one! Do any of us ever really share 100% of who we are, even with spouses or close friends? I think not.

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  11. Jay's- 5A ForAys

    Graphics are thought provoking. 1st – Zen. 2nd i see what i wish to see or not. Poetry profound . Astonishing. WOW👌🙏🙏🙏

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  12. Amy

    I like this line-I’m keeping some of me for me.
    Beautiful thoughts, Paul. 🙂

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  13. Ah…you’ve revealed all our secrets…those of us that hide behind the thin veneer of our blogs.

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  14. So simple and so true. This is beautifully written 🙂

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  15. Yes, so true. Adorable pic!

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  17. This photo – I’m speechless

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