You Really Shouldn’t -a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Voices


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You Really Shouldn’t

Nurturing the pain and stealing
jealous moments I cruise the depths
of my darkness, but you just laughed
and you really shouldn’t have because
the voices in my head don’t like that.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under challenge, Five Lines, Free Verse, life, poem, psychology

30 responses to “You Really Shouldn’t -a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The voices in my head appreciated this one.

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  2. No one likes to be laughed at

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  3. ouch sadly too many peoples reality …

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  4. lync56

    Sad but disquieting


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  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  6. I really shouldn’t but I did. Now what? 🙂

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  7. Ahh, If they only knew the persuasive power of those voices in our head??? They would be more careful. Brilliant!!


  8. Some inner voices can be frightening. I know this because my brother suffered from DID with many inner voices speaking to him. At times it was funny but most of the time it was sad and frightening. Your words resonated with me. Thank you for linking to In Other Words.

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