And Not See – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP – Monday – Elusive




“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”  Gandhi

And Not See

I wanted to write that one thing
something from deep inside
with such clarity
nothing could elude
and incisive revelation
of my true self,
raw and whole,
beyond shame
without fear,
but the deeper I dug
the more I held close,
for even in the desire
I was unwilling to face
those depths,
which goes to show
that you can shine a light
down long dark hallways,
and not want to see.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, psychology, quote

42 responses to “And Not See – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Did you by any chance peep into my soul, Paul?

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  2. So much easier to ignore the dirt, than to clean it up. The ending ties this together so well.

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  3. Ah, so true Paul. I do believe silence brings clarity. Beautiful write 🙂

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  4. It may
    not be the poem you intended to write. It’s still a powerful, honest poem.

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  5. lync56

    Wow that is one amazing poem


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  6. Maja

    Well said in sophisticated way.

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  7. This resonates very well.

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  8. So true.Its the awareness and willingness which matters. Truth is always present around us

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  9. It’s hard work going that deep, and scary

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  10. Seeing takes a certain readiness for sure.

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  11. This poem hit close to home with me and your other readers as well, as I can see from the comments.

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  12. Provocative thought. Especially nice.

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  13. Quite the process… 💜

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  14. So well-written, Paul! Resonates with me very deeply.

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  15. “..which goes to show
    that you can shine a light
    down long dark hallways,
    and not want to see…”
    I found this poem via a link from one of your more recent ones. It resonated with me in my own life, but then, I also got thinking that it is a very succinct description of the ever worsening problems in my country.
    Thanks for sharing,

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