I Dare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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I Dare

To close the door
I close myself,
hinged on a thin
premise of protection
against your congealed words,
While yet sowing
Seeds of destruction,
Calloused,
ridged against
the pain,
and shutting out the world,
but the pain lingers,
festers,
until once again
I dare to open that door,
and so, to open myself.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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48 responses to “I Dare – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Profoundly beautiful, Paul! Sometimes we need to close that door in order not to get hurt again though the pain is still there.

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  2. Sometimes…we do what we have to. Deeply moving, Paul.

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  3. Poignant and beautifully penned, Paul.

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  4. Amy

    …and so, to open myself. Beautifully ended.

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  5. The vulnerability is palpable. Beautifully expressed.

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  6. The pain we inflict upon ourselves while closing doors. This one hit home, as I often dream of inadequate doors. Food for thought.

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  7. Some doors are better left closed.

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  8. Beautiful, and the last two lines are best. Michael

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  9. Sooner or later we have to open the door…
    removing the dressing
    showing the world
    the beauty of scars.

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  10. I think sometimes it’s all about timing, preparing ourselves for opening certain doors. What is on the other side can be unpredictable but sometimes a necessary place to journey through.

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  11. Your heart is showing, Paul!

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  12. Just what I did this week, and it is painful

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  13. Well it’s been a while but lately, memories…

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  14. I love the way you have defined the fear and the anguish we feel inside us in opening ourself to a vulnerable situation again and again.

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  15. Daring to be vulnerable again can be a frightening and potentislly painful choice – but it also affords one the greatest chance to feel alive, authentic. Excellent write Paul.

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  16. lync56

    Mmmm interesting

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  17. Thank you, Paul! As I read this, I experienced courage––and vulnerability. A spiritual teacher of mine says that “perfect vulnerability is perfect protection.” Still looking at that. 🙂 Good to visit your blog, and so glad to see you pop up on my notifications!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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