She – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” Frida Kahlo


She had given of herself in a longitude
of fertile generosity wide,
though not yet the best of her,
for something felt stirs at 
her very core unleashed,
but time has dimmed her memory
now leaden with struggles past,
of the glories of her youth where
she learned to conquer the world
and make it shine.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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24 responses to “She – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love this line: a longitude of fertile generosity wide,
    Great poem, Paul!

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  2. marandarussell

    Lovely writing ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yessssssss!!!!! ❤ ❤ Love this one – the last couple lines especially

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    • Many thanks M.B. So glad you enjoyed this. Those last lines are a paean to beloved who forgets her solid contributions and achievements. I think it’s true of most people, we forget or one negative diminishes the good.

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  4. Beautifully written

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  5. Fabulous, Paul. I’m a great fan of Frida Kahlo. The more I know of her and her work, the more I’m fascinated.

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  6. Your poem reminds me of how easily a women’s spirit can be broken.

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  7. Amy

    Beautiful, love the last two lines especially.

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  8. Make it shine! Love this

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  9. lync56

    I love this poem



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