Everyone Matters – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“All human beings are my neighbours. We share the same planet.”  Ana Monnar

Everyone Matters

The journey to my neighbour’s is
longer than any other I might take
until that moment when
the chasm is drawn closed
against the comfort of denial
and the habits of suspicion,
then the patterns of self give way
to an emerging knowing and
a lived experience of kindness,
giving space for gratitude,
no matter how fragile
in this place where everyone
and everything matters, and so,
in this garden of life,
love grows.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com


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

18 responses to “Everyone Matters – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This is beautiful Paul.

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  2. So well said. How do we cross those chasms? I ponder this often – the divide a high cost.

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  3. I fully agree with that. But some of these distances will not be bridged in a whole human life.

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  4. Amy

    in this garden of life, love grow — Love it…
    Thank you, Paul!

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  5. lync56

    Wonderful poem


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  6. Everyone is my neighbour, reminds me of the quote from For Whom The Bell Tolls. Nice writing good work.

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