How I React – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“This body, full of faults, has yet one great quality: Whatever it encounters in this temporal life depends upon one’s actions.”  Nargarjuna

How I React

You said words which cannot be undone
and in the simple math of cause and effect
how I reacted determined my pain and
gave grounds for yours
should you choose to nurture it so,
but in the end we chose to
hold that space and
find a balanced view,
sowing forgiveness and reaping love,
then suddenly finding that
the words had gone,
as if a thunderstorm had
watered the earth and passed over
without event.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

16 Comments

Filed under Free Verse, life, love, mindfulness, Philosophy/Theology, poem, quote, relationship, Spirituality

16 responses to “How I React – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms and adding the link to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice

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  2. Pingback: How I React – Timeless Wisdoms

  3. What a powerful expression of love, forgiveness, and redemption.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What a great lesson. Your words are very powerful.

    Like

  5. lync56

    So so true another amazing poem speaking into our lives

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