Shadowland – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

5 Lines – Destiny


Photo: Robert Couse-Baker

“That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate.”  Carl Jung


His inner demons held him in fear and mistrust,
but he dressed them as acceptable monsters
all hidden in the light, but they made their own
spectacular way to the surface of his unaware life
becoming his cruel and real destiny.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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43 responses to “Shadowland – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. acceptable monsters, what a vivid description of the length and breadth of our reason for excuses. 5 lines overflowing with potency – well written Paul

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  2. Jung would be proud! Well penned

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  3. This poem saddens me … the sense of imprisonment.

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  4. So much in so few lines, Paul. A triumph.

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  5. Love the poem and the pic. Great atmosphere created between the two.

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  6. Hmmm, don’t know what to make of this, seems discouraging?

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  7. You have a power with words, my friend!


  8. A wonderful true poem, and a honour for C.G. Jung. Thank you Paul! Best wishes, Michael

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  9. Yes, and I fear that our society is becoming one in which there is always ‘someone else to blame’, so reflection, and thus change, is becoming rarer.

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  10. lync56

    Wow this is a great poem


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  11. Powerful and insightful words with the perfect picture to illustrate. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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  12. Reblogged this on natshouseblog and commented:
    Shadowland is another dandy. Trump’s face melded with my thoughts immediately. Don’t know if that was your intent but it grabbed me. Hope you are right.

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