You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Saturday – Hug




“They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.”  Bill Keane



Like a lonely spaceship amidst the stardust
we can wander life aimlessly
bounded by the self,
wondering if there is anyone out there,
Our flesh our boundary
that imprisons the heart
and deceive the mind,
but for a longing to touch,
to hold and to belong.
At some point I sought a definition,
but though my mind was a blank
my heart said aloud,
a hug is you.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, love, mindfulness, poem, quote, relationship

23 responses to “You – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The human touch, most needed by everyone.

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. It definitely encompasses all that we are. Lovely poem.

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  3. The essence of life, to feel each other. Lovely poem. Have a beautiful weekend, Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  4. you expressed the heart’s content so lovingly, I truly loved this gentle piece of poetry

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  5. Such a lovely poem! The two lines “our flesh our boundary ..”. So true. We do imprison our hearts.

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  6. Sometimes a hug conveys all! Some vwry insightful observations in this gem, Paul.

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  7. Reminds of this quote, “For such small creatures as we, the vastness is bearable only through love”. Love this so much 💙

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  8. Amy

    “a longing to touch, to hold and to belong…” says so much about the loneliness. A beautiful poem, Paul.

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  9. lync56

    > Another exquisite poem


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