Folded Resistance – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Language – VJs Weekly Challenge




Folded Resistance

The folded resistance of your arms
speaks a volume loud enough for
my eyes to hear,
a clear signal of
your fullness,
there is no room for
my confection of words that
in yesterday’s moods
were understood,
floating so lightly
now leaden,

©Paul Vincent Cannon




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52 responses to “Folded Resistance – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes, that folding of arms conveys a lot!

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  2. Thats life!? Well done Paul! Have a great week! Michael

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  3. Felt this Paul. Open or closed attitude is a force – body expressed.

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  4. You captured the exclamation point in body language very nicely.

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  5. The picture conveys the message – poignant reminder – well done. 🙂

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  6. Loved the way you described this feeling!

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  7. You captured so much in a few words, Paul. That’s talent!

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  8. That’s an important lesson to learn about relationships. The spoken word can imply acceptance or giving in to another, but the body language is totally resistant. The eyes can speak volumes also with micro-expressions of hidden emotions. Love the words, “a clear signal of your fullness.”

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  9. blindzanygirl

    Yes, I really felt this one. Deeply. A good poem.

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  10. Cool, poem, Paul. 🙂
    Too many of us rely on the armed forces.

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  11. This speaks volumes…beautiful!

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  12. I love how your words sink to the bottom! That pit of the stomach feeling! On a personal level, I believe in letting it out and moving on.

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  13. The brevity of this – and the ‘trailing-off’ ending speaks volumes. Fine writing.

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  14. lync56

    Another great poem


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  16. A single gesture tells a lot. Very well said, Paul.

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  17. So well written. Yes, we can decipher the emotions that lie behind one’s body language.


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