Spacious – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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I once caught fire with indignation
why me?
I sweat some thoughts
with mangled mind
but nothing changed,
my mind a cinema
of replayed plots and plans,
and when I finally did let go
what once seemed weak
now felt strong
a paradox of vision,
acceptance is a messy game
both simple and complex
and yet
the losers prize
now a brave new world
so spacious I can breathe.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




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33 responses to “Spacious – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. It is a “messy game” and without it is resistance, which you have so effectively illustrated. Can so relate to that tension.

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  2. yes we need to create spaciousness in order to breath and move on, well captured 🙂

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  3. “mangled mind… a cinema of replayed plots and plans” such a perfect description, and that letting go and where it leads. This is a brilliant poem with deep wisdom.

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  4. Amy

    so spacious I can breathe– can truly feel the freedom. 🙂

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  5. Beautifully written! Yes, acceptance, definitely allows space to breathe and just be. 🙂

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  6. Well, it is something to which to aspire, I guess.

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  7. Very motivating too. Thank you for sharing Paul. Have be beautiful weekend! Michael

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  9. Hi there, thanks for the follow 🤗

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  10. lync56

    Wow great poem


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  11. A prize of undeniable, inner peace, but it does take mindfulness and self-compassion to climb out of the messy game that the mind likes to play. Perfect photo you chose.

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