We Walk Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the centre.” Kurt Vonnegut

We Walk Together

I didn't set out to be different or
to speak plainly, or set myself apart but,
the people and places I inhabit are the
geographies of the borderlands, life at the 
margins, where camel hair is fashionable
and locust with wild honey is a delicacy,
and truth pales to insignificance where
unspoken trust is second nature and no
one is judged for being themselves
because, although we walk in different 
directions, we walk together on the 
fringes of life.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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19 responses to “We Walk Together – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. blindzanygirl

    Oh wow! Your poetry always goescdeep into me. Thiscdescribes where I am at, a wonderful poem.


  2. I particuarly appreciate how your poem plays against the negative connotations of “the fringe element.”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love this, Paul! Being idiosyncratic is something we don’t celebrate enough! Nice, in the poem, how two individuals bond over being outside the norm! ❤
    Wonderful illustration. 🙂

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  4. Lady Smith

    That was a awesome poem and we walk together on the fringes of life is 💯% True🙌

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wise words to end a great inspiration. We truly are together on the walk of life.

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  6. Charis Counselling

    Fantastic poem I love it


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