Ourselves Unworded – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”  John F. Kennedy

Ourselves Unworded

We held court amidst that august group
for many a day until
along that narrow path
we spied a rusted key
that we disdained for many a year,
yet harbouring its intent and,
keeping our own counsel,
hid it safely in our deepest thoughts,
not ready for others judgements
of our unfounded readiness
to move in different directions,
taking leave of what is august,
finding lesser gods, and
in so doing, finding something of
ourselves unworded, uncertain,
leaving the straight and narrow behind,
discovering uneven lines and
unfinished ideas,
castles not yet built
reflected in clouds,
and we were we.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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27 responses to “Ourselves Unworded – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. “ourselves unworded” – love this idea. I am taken back to more innocent times, how we ignored responsibility, lived in the moment, and how life caught up with us anyway.

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  2. Love it, Paul! There are another deep thoughts, i have to rethink, with pleasure. Thank you, Michael

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  3. We may have to get back to basics, maybe we never will

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  4. Thank you for this. The “rusted key” provided the focal point for me. Well done!

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  5. Amy

    leaving the straight and narrow behind,… yes. Beautiful thought and words.
    Thank you, Paul.

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  6. lync56

    Love this poem – I think this is us

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