The Question – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to se me.” Ralph Ellison

The Question

When did someone last 
speak to you in sounds of love,
with eyes of invitation
and tones of welcome
that broke the dam of your
invisibility that overwhelms,
when did you last tell your 
story outside of yourself to
a world of someone who
listened to your deep?

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

38 responses to “The Question – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Brilliant quote to set of the poem . As for the poem, it was short and direct! Loved it.

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  2. One is blessed to have someone to share true feelings.

    Wonderful work Paul.

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  3. Good question, and sadly…it’s been a while.

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  4. When? Makes one stop to listen and ask the question when? Great work Paul. ❤️

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  5. Thanks for such a beautifully penned poem.

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  6. Bravo, Paul! ❤ Isn't this what we all want…to connect at a meaningful level?
    Beautiful poem! All the best!

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  7. There are so many invisible persons around. No government want to see, we shall not see. Good thoughts. Lets hope this world will become better after the pandemic. (The hope will never die!) Michael

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  8. Lady Smith

    Amazing article Mr Paul and spoken with truth’s🤓

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Charis Counselling

    This is an amazing poem – you do😄


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