He Knew – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We can always begin again.” Sharon Salzberg

He Knew

He closed his eyes watching
the heavy laden dark cloud,
he knew it would rain down
drowning torrents in his heart,
only this time he refused to 
barricade and resist waiting
for the first trickle to knock,
so he opened the door and
took strength in surrender.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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31 responses to “He Knew – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Their are times when we must surrender

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  2. Another great one. What a poet you are!

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  3. Yes…let the torrent cleanse and start again.

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  4. Lovely and deep again.

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  5. I’ve learned from experience that barricading and resisting never ends well.

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  6. Strength in surrender… Very good. Do you know the litany against Fear of the Bene Gesserit in Dune?

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  7. The pain of hiding lasts longer than the pain of facing our fears! The photo goes well with your wise words, Paul. ❤

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  8. Awesome post, Paul!! Loved the wisdom!

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  9. Amy

    It does take strength to surrender. Well said, Paul

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  10. What a wonderful message of surrender ❤

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  11. Charis Counselling

    Wow great poem


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