With No Meaning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I felt That I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”  Edgar Allan Poe


With No Meaning

Weightless heaviness presses in,
a fog that is light
with no meaning
clouds my mind,
my heart shifting
not shifting,
O to drink from the Lethe
and forget even forgetting,
even to stand,
to move beyond this torpor
that has become my friend,
the one who overstays
yet always welcomed back.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote

29 responses to “With No Meaning – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Those thoughts, stay away please. I’m fighting the negative today

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  2. Exactly how I am feeling today – at least I know I am not alone.

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  3. Can never go wrong to use an EAP quote to set the mood. I woke up feeling shitty today. Trying to crawl out of the hole lol.

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  4. Wonderfully written Paul.

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  5. This resonates, Paul. Beautifully expressed .

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  6. Since some weeks i put the negative vibes out, and sent a warning too all my special “friends” not bringing me back to negativity. 😉 Take a break Paul, and look into the light. Best wishes, Michael

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  7. These ‘moments’ feel lime forever, agreed, and we long for them to pass, but at the same time I feel that they can bring insight and inspiration and need to be embraced. And therein lies the dilemma. Wonderfully written.

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  8. Zael Sealing

    Echoes my feelings/mood, though I couldn’t have written it as eloquently as you.

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  9. Amy

    …and forget even forgetting,
even to stand, —beautifully expressed, Paul.

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  10. lync56

    Wonderful poem


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