Samaritans – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”  Thomas Moore



They washed my fetid journey sores with
words of love and such intimate and warm
soothing smiles on their hands, that
to be held in that space without judgement was
so powerful, even the word friends is inadequate.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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25 responses to “Samaritans – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I heard that those Samaritans were pretty good.

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  2. Nice. It’s great to have non judgemental friends.

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  3. A nice poem – tis great to not have to walk on eggshells – true friendships. 🙂

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  4. Just like talking to school friends where no one judges each other.

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  5. Amy

    to be held in that space without judgement… Love it!
    Thank you, Paul. 🙂

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  6. This feels very Biblical. I like it.

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  7. Welcome back ♥️💥♥️

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  8. These are true Samaritans. I totally agree to the quote too, Paul! Thank you for these positive thoughts. Michael

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  9. lync56

    Yes so beautifully put


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