Of Promise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Art Work: Jackie Hurlbert by permission, via dVerse Poets and Linda Lee Lyberg.


Of Promise

She, as many do,
was moving through the doors
of her life and not with ease
so much as a quiet confidence
that was easily torn at the edges
when things went wrong,
and, of course,
too quickly for it to be true
she would blame herself
often referring to a multitude
of lack by some
meaningless comparison;
she was puzzled at how others
would affirm her creative zest
and her beauty,
but when she looked in the mirror
she only saw and ordinary woman
with messy hair,
where others saw
a beautiful, wild garden
of promise.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under art, challenge, creativity, Free Verse, life, poem

66 responses to “Of Promise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Your words perfectly added layers to the illustration..

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  2. Love both art and words

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  3. This is so beautiful, the art as well.

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  4. If only all of us could see ourselves as the wild garden of promise that we are.

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  5. You have choosen a wonderful image too. Great work! Michael

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  6. Your beautiful words go well with the artwork, Paul. Nice job!

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  7. Hi Paul, this is so lovely! Could you please check your link at dVerse? When I clicked on it, it did not work. Once you have corrected it, I will delete the other one.

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  8. Beautiful poem, Paul. I kept reading it over and over. You paired it with the perfect illustration.

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  9. This is beautiful and so true. I just love this.

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  10. I so hope she could glimpse a little of what other can see… to see too much of your promise might not be good, but failing to see it is worse.

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  11. Seems like most of us…lovely interpretation!

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  12. Wonderful interpretation of Jacquline’s art. Well written Paul.

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  13. lync56

    I love this one and I love the picture which reflects your amazing words so well


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  14. Such a beautiful exposition of the artwork. Loved it.

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  15. Beautiful words to accompany this beautiful art, Paul! Well-written. 🙂

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  16. Beautiful words and lovely image, Paul!

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  17. Hi, your poem is great! If you don’t mind please take a visit to my Poetry blog,,,, I write poems too! 😊


  18. hi this great, thanks for sharing.
    If you get a chance, please check out my music/art blog.

    thanks in advance,

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