Contented Confusion – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“What’s past is prologue, and the world awaits.” Lisa Mantchev

Contented Confusion 

I wanted to embrace the little spark 
of curiosity that surfaced in my mind,
unmasking the text of your eyes
betraying the deep waters of uncertainty,
seeking what is evoked in unseen hearts,
written in solitude, such tortured
language of soul creating images of
possibility, drowning in doubt while
reaching for the stars that speak to 
you of letting go.

©Paul Vincent Cannon 


Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote

24 responses to “Contented Confusion – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. a twist & turn – eco

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  2. Love this, Paul! An expression of a familiar state of mind. ❤ Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


  3. “Contented confusion” is such an oxymoron for me. I’m going to have to think about it. I’ve been experiencing way too much cognitive dissonance lately.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Wonderful prose Paul ! I personally like, or in the past few years began to embrace, what I call being pleasantly disoriented. I’d like to see that spark grow. BTW, Facebook no longer allows me to post a link to your page page claiming the block is by Australian law. But I can still copy and paste it with proper attribution to you 🙂

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    • Yes, our federal govt. has just passed special social media laws restricting the posting of news (and thereby undercutting news income from the news source) and mandatory checking for fake news. While it has bitten Murdoch (thankfully), it has also become complicated in connecting internationally. So we’re all saying it is a policy that will bite the government come election time. Thank you for letting me know, how crazy is that?


  5. Hope it was that easy. Wonderful poem Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. lync56

    Beautiful and challenging


    Liked by 1 person

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