Of Vulnerability – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Afraid


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“Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.”  Neil Postman


Of Vulnerability

Not crawling or slithers, lead or blade,
neither fist nor foe really matter
in the grandest of schemes,
it is more the inner, the self, the real,
of vulnerability we are afraid.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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34 responses to “Of Vulnerability – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl

    It is indeed one of our biggest fears

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  2. Totally agree with fear of vulnerability – good poem 🙂

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  3. I truly agree, Paul. It is a hindrance to success. Well penned. 🙂

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  4. Oh, yes, it’s the inner demons we should fear.

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  5. I HATE feeling vulnerable. That is the one emotion that has made me actually shut down in therapy. Hard to deal with.

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  6. So true! I always look forward to what you write. Thanks for sharing

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  7. and never gets easier with age, just growing thicker skin perhaps, the real us buried so deep within. 5 lines that say so much

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  8. Our strength lies in our acceptance of our vulnerability…at least that what I discovered. Shared if you’d like to read, in my Acceptance, Love and Time post.

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  9. Amy

    it is more the inner…. so very true. Thank you, Paul.

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  10. Charis Counselling

    So true – love the style of this poem


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  11. I love the photo you picked for this.
    So true… 💕

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