Taking Leave – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?”  Kamand Kojouri


Taking Leave

Languid hangs the mist
on my sea of tranquility,
my soul becalmed so restful,
taking leave of the six p.m. paranoia,
that hurricane of disruption
lurking in the corners of the mind
nurturing thoughts
as a cuckoo inhabits another’s,
for sanity
best set aside.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


Filed under Free Verse, life, meditation, mindfulness, Quadrille, quote

48 responses to “Taking Leave – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The six pm paranoia can really ruin your sea of tranquility!

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  2. Suzanne

    I like your poem and the quote really speaks to me right now. I have been asking myself the same question.

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  3. Saying nothing can sometimes be a true challenge!
    6 PM paranoia with a hurricant of disruption….this reminds me of my days on the job….right when I was ready to leave and go home and suddenly there would appear demands, to-dos, emails and calls…..a hurricane of disruption!

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  4. Parag Panchal

    Nice poem
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  5. Wisdom poetically and beautifully written. It is good to be becalmed in the mist while the world hurries by.
    Excellent quotation, too.

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  6. Beautiful.
    I need to practice this.

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  7. Hey! I nominated you for The Liebster Award! Check it out here: https://robinleeann.com/2019/08/27/the-liebster-award/

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  8. That end-of-day moment is a welcome calm, isn’t it?

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  9. In retirement, I don’t miss the disruption, although I can create my own at times!

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  10. Gripping write! Calm center Paul — my wish for you.

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  11. I very much like your quote setup, and that “hurricane of disruption.” especially.

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  12. Six pm paranoia… I read so much into that…

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  13. This is so perfect Paul. Well done.

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  14. Love your opening – a peace worth skipping the news for.

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  15. Amy

    Beautifully written, Paul.

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  16. Love it, Paul! Great done, with a interesting quote too. Michael

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  17. lync56

    I totally got this one wrong but great poem


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