Surely – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.” Aung San Suu Kyi


Surely, to be authentic is to 
know our imperfections and
to know that we are less than
the sum of our public persona,
that our pixels blur when no
one is looking at us, but
does that diminish us in
any way, does that prevent us
from speaking the truth to 
power in the public square?
Surely the one who has
lived their mistakes is the 
one with a voice to share?

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, philosophy, poem, quote

25 responses to “Surely – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl


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  2. Great one! Thank you for the enjoyment with words, Paul!

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  3. Wonderful work of words 💫✨

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  4. Absolutely. I always respect and in awe of the work carried by Aung San Suu Kyi

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  5. Much wisdom in this poem.

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  6. Perfectly presented Paul, none of us are perfect, but if we are all brave enough to speak up, maybe the witty city ones, might start to see their own imperfections….

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  7. The line that stands out to me is: ” our pixels blur when no one is looking at us”. It got me thinking that perhaps the reverse is true – I blur who I am amongst others. Another thought provoking poem Paul.

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  8. I love the quote. He’s right. Thanks for your poem!

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