Simple – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” Sigmund Freud


What can be said,
things left undone,
the gutters banked up,
gum leaves aplenty,
winter rains bowing 
the ceiling with
weighty water,
troubling my mind,
a simple reminder
that life is indeed
just like that, and
the vulnerability of
unblocking best
precedes a downpour.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, nature, poem, quote, self-development

21 responses to “Simple – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. The quote of Freud is amazing as the poem. Just my thoughts this day. 😉 Thank you, and enjoy your day! Michael

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  2. I love this poem; a great choice of words and beautifully executed! 💫

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A very apt metaphor, for my family of origin in particular.

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  4. Amy

    A simple reminder… indeed. Well expresssed, Paul.

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  5. lync56

    Wow great poem expressing a great truth


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