Lately – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Word of the Day – Waddle


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“My eyes were in my feet.”   Nan Shepherd


As a child she’d waddled ungainly
the floors called home,
till that time of walking,
waking and leaving,
she’d sashayed for a while so svelte
till she’d entranced and captured another,
then in longer years unbridled in
unconscious freedoms
eventually returning to the beginning,
and lately she’s been waddling again
those floors called home.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

  1. How life comes a full circle!

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  2. Oh yes, the circle of our life.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. the circle of life, but better than the alternative 🙂

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  4. Sweet! I love “unconscious freedoms” … you have such a wonderful way of seeing things.

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  5. Agree with Kate.
    Shall I say she was lucky enough.

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  6. Oh yes, that’s the way it goes.

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  7. I like how “floors called home” repeats. It suggests that leaving the svelte sashaying of youth behind isn’t a loss to be regretted or mourned. I take comfort in that thought.

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  8. lync56

    Wow another amazing poem – very sobering but very real


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