Pulling Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Sick – RDP Saturday


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Pulling Together

The sails heaved and strained in
a great wind for sailing,
the masts bending
as the ship rolled and pitched,
block and tackle groaning,
yards creaking under pressure,
salty spittle feathering our faces
flavouring our way,
while derisive gulls
taunted our progress,
some of the crew took to the sides
disgorging their innards,
well, some days are like that
on HMS Life,
even when all is plain sailing
there are still things that can
really make you sick,
what helped us make it through
was all pulling together.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under boats, Free Verse, life, poem

59 responses to “Pulling Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. the analogies and metaphors drive home a simple yet profound message Paul, life is not always plain clear sailing, this was exceptionally poignant to me

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  2. The way to light

    Great poem …so deeply meaningful..

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  3. Great poem! And truly it’s the pulling together that can get us through no matter how rough the storm.

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  4. Yes, with the help of others, we can navigate the rough seas of life.
    And probably if it was smooth sailing all the time, we would be bored to death!

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  5. Seasick already! And yes, life really is like that…

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  6. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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  8. I adore your use of metaphors here Paul..

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  10. Brilliantly written and lovingly, oceanically picturesque!

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  11. powerful analogy, you get your message across so effectively!

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  12. Amy

    Life is like that… Beautifully written, Paul.

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  13. Jyo

    So intense and beautiful 😍


  14. Powerful and meaningful

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  15. These are wonderful metaphors, Paul! Thank you for this unique peace of motivation too. Michael

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  16. Great metaphors and wonderful writing. Really a pleasure to read.

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  17. Gotta love a sea metaphor!

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  18. lync56

    Wow fantastic poem –


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  19. Great imagery, Paul. It resonated with me. I have gone through a lot of storms.

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  20. I would have never imagined the ending of the poem. Great post!😄

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