Lightly Being – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” Gwendolyn Brooks

Lightly Being

For time to pass slowly,
journeying in moments of silence,
willingly standing alongside the troubled,
caring for the forgotten outsider,
to walk as a friend with cosmos
in the arc of suns and moons,
we must sit, walk and stand lightly,
so stronger together.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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24 responses to “Lightly Being – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So very well said.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

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  2. Oh yes.
    Well said.

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  3. “Stand lightly” to be stronger together. I never thought of it that way, but, yet, it fits.

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  4. This is perfect for today… and the days to come.

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    • In my heart of hearts it is the better road as I see it, revolution is sometimes a circuit breaker, but the result is less than what was hoped for, so this is more hopeful for me, Thank you Chris.


  5. Very motivating, but provoking too. Lets hope it will happen soon. Best wishes, Michael

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  6. Very true.”we must sit, walk and stand lightly,
    so stronger together.”
    That the basis of a revolution.Standing in solidarity and giving voices to the unspoken and unheard

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  7. lync56

    Beautiful poem – I love it


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