This Is The Moment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Open Link Night

Kim at dVerse is hosting Open Link Night where we are invited to choose one of our poems to post.




“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.”  Marianne Williamson 

This Is The Moment

Bated breath I hold,
waiting to wave goodbye
to those century-old habits
that have imposed themselves
from the dusty corners
of my existence as familiars,
waiting for something
meaningful which lies
beyond the self,
communities of care,
where nothing is jaundiced,
and no one is consumed,
this is the moment
where we turn to each

©Paul Vincent Cannon



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

24 responses to “This Is The Moment – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I like, whatever it might be, that something “meaningful which lies
    beyond the self”.

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  2. Your words bring light to what’s happening now. We definitely need to wave goodbye to century old habits and turn to eachother.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Liked? Loved! Reblogging to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  4. Pingback: This Is The Moment – Poetic Justice

  5. I miss the community of our village and the image you used to accompany this poem illustrates the way all communities should be. I think everyone is waiting with bated breath, wondering what the future might hold after this pandemic is over. I definitely want to wave goodbye to ‘century-old habits / that have imposed themselves’ and welcome ‘the moment / where we turn to each / other’ in real life, not just a virtual one, which is getting us by but is no substitute.

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  6. I find even community is differently defined these days. I’ve had interactions with complete strangers which uplifted incredibly.

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  7. Beverly Crawford

    We all long for the return of “communities that care” ….. and hope when they return they will care a little more!

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  8. lync56

    A great reflection on life


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