Words 2 – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“We are shaped by our conversations.”  Robin S. Sharma

Words 2

the moment is never right
to carefully place those feelings
across the neat, crisp, tablecloth of
happily reconciled expectations,
what seemed possible an hour ago
has shifted completely in the moment as
other energies have cleverly intervened,
and though not lost, these words must now
wait for a spaciousness of invitation
where they may be well received
and celebrated.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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

26 responses to “Words 2 – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nice. It’s important to say the right words at the right moment. Otherwise their importance might be lost.

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  2. Once again, you’ve tapped into something we’ve all experienced but never thought about in quite this way. Well done!

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  3. Doesn’t that happen often- the moment doesn’t fit the expectations.

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  4. It only takes a split second to decide how you feel about someone just from their actions and words.

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  5. Amy

    A beautiful and special moment. Lovely, Paul.

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  6. The right words at the right moment.Its not always easy.
    I immediately remembered the song by F.R. David “Words don’t come easy to me”, too. 😉 Michael

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  7. Charis Counselling

    Your poems are amazing the way they convey reality in such a beautiful way


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