I Held The Storm – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Saturday – Calm

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“In the madness, you have to find calm.”  Lupita Nyong’o

I Held The Storm

I was tearing at the curtains,
ribboned through my hair,
threshing on the floor
husks like dust
tearing at my flesh,
caffeine hazed
whiskey fused
spitting chips,
eyes like darts,
a shadow ninja
slicing the air,
razored veins
and narrowed eyes,
such a lie,
my face serene,
an exquisite calm
with which I held the storm.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul pvcann.com

27 Comments

Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, psychology, quote

27 responses to “I Held The Storm – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl

    Oh that is me! Great expressions here.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. The face behind the mask eh?

    Liked by 4 people

  3. I’m pretty much calm, certainly more than portrayed here described very well

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Not easy to do, but so important to quality of life.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. My face betrays me every time. (Or so I’ve been told.)

    Liked by 3 people

  6. That which we hide inside is often what drives us. Great imagery here.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. lync56

    Wow that is a powerful poem

    >

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I think pretty done with an eyewink. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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