Unravelling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Her wreckage huddled alone
awaiting transfusions of love,
older now in this moment
her years undone by a
burden so great
she cannot focus,
life blurring at her center,
frittering and fraying,
the thread of her meaning
unravelling before her,
unable to hold it
fearing soon she will
disappear from all view.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, grief, life, poem, relationship

34 responses to “Unravelling – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Intense poem here. Excellent

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  2. Muntazir


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  3. Your poetry reminds me of haiku — the way you’re able to pack so much emotion into just a few words. Well-done, Paul.

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  4. Beautifully expressed the feeling of pain and losing oneself to life.

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  5. Wow! I feel this exactly many times.

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  6. Very true to life. Well said.

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  7. so many see themselves only through their relationship, so when it breaks down they feel their very life is ended … yet we are so much more 🙂


  8. Amy

    I can almost feel her unbearable pain through your poem…

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  9. a scene just before someone implodes from the weight they bear – heavy words sink deep Paul

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  10. It is a scene played out in most women’s lives, I think. Well-written, Paul!

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  11. lync56

    I can so relate to these times in life – so well put into words


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