To No Avail – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Pouring out a libation.

“The original definition of sacrifice moves more inwardly. It means to give up what no longer works.” Mark Nepo

To No Avail

With every possible sacrifice
I made supplication at your door,
as if to all the gods and spirits
who might intervene should be
summoned for not a little redemption
at the drop of a hat thrown to the 
wind as to caution, a libation 
poured out for everything I had
pursued down lanes and alleys
to no avail.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, life, love, poem, quote

14 responses to “To No Avail – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Your words are inspiring as always Paul.

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  2. A very thoughtful and reflective poem, Paul. Lovely! 🙂

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  3. some will never — nay, can never — be appeased. what love, when one is nixed into nothingness…

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  4. When supplication and sacrifice are to no avail, it makes one question whether the supplication and sacrifice are directed in the wrong place.

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  5. Charis Counselling

    This one is a little deep for me


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