Being Called To Breathe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.”  Abraham Maslow

Being Called To Breathe

I was fragile, just a little, after
a series of disjointed conversations
evolving from an impoverished memory,
that arcane room of collected forgetting
and confused yearnings,
all those familiar vignettes of life
borrowed from someone else,
blurring to a past,
undone by that ancient activity of
waiting intently,
poised on the edge,
could this be doubted?
That we are being called to
breathe possibilities
in to this now.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

22 Comments

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

22 responses to “Being Called To Breathe – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I really, really like that! “That we are being called to
    breathe possibilities
    in to this now.” – What a powerful thought!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Possibilities is a great word.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pingback: Being Called To Breathe – Poetic Justice

  5. lync56

    Very deep – lost me bit with this one

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    Liked by 1 person

  6. A so true saying, Paul! Love the quote, too. Thank you, and best wishes. Michael

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Great post! Loved the Maslow quote too!!

    Liked by 1 person

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