Real – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”  Margaret Meade

Real

They were real
devoted,
oblivious and in love,
they knew they were broken,
only others imprisoned them
in shackles of judgement
devised in their own
shallow minds and
jealous of their freedom
to simply be
more human than they.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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29 responses to “Real – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love the quote you shared. What you said in your poem is true. “only others imprisoned them
in shackles of judgement
devised in their own
shallow minds”

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  2. Amy

    …to simply be more human than they — so sad…
    Well said, Paul.

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  3. MM shares great wisdom as do your poems … most seem green with envy at those comfortable in their own skin!

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  4. lync56

    Very applicable at the moment – amazing poem

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  5. So true, Paul! Thank you for mentioning this great way! Michael

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  6. There will always be judging mouths around us. People who really care about humanity embraces diversity.

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  7. Brilliant poem, as you are very deep!

    Like

  8. What a great poem of love and freedom from the judgment of the masses by deciding to go the way that love leads you!! Bravo, My Friend!

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  9. This is lovely. The next time I host an Inclusion challenge on KindSpring you are invited. =) Your poem speaks to the soul of it. Labels are lies but ones we are developed over eons to get fast information in seconds about new people. Those old labels were meant to teach us quickly “safe” or “not safe.” Today’s 21st Century labels are endless and, for the most part, teach us nothing but how to put up walls. My 2c. =) ♥.

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  10. “Ones we developed over eons” that should be. Sorry for the typo! ♥.

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