Little Dark Corner – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There is a correlation between the severity of a person’s moods and a lack of self-knowledge.” Jill Alexander Essbaum

Little Dark Corner

The mood of a moment is so fragile,
like a cloud momentarily covering the
sun, and everything changes in an
instance, confusing the very heart of
us with lingering uncertainties, that
sense of something unresolved, 
something wrong, not right, the 
feeling of an accusing little dark 
corner tucked in the back of the
mind, deservedly waiting to rain
down on any joy.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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

27 responses to “Little Dark Corner – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. moment by moment mortals 🙂

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  2. Brilliant metaphor
    The simplicity of the observation is only obvious after you pointed it out.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Sensible!
    We’re lucky, however, to have our Subconscious, always active!
    Only thing: conscious must be Conquered!

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Oh yes, that’s me with the ‘little dark corner…’, a.k.a. my worry box, through which I rummage in the sleepless early hours.

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  5. Well… “Rain down on any joy” my man,what did I say you are?…Uhm you sir are magnificent Mr Vincent.great work.Good post is it dark in here or is it that Little Corner?

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  6. A wonderful poem and the selected quote is a gem.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. I sometimes feel,that some of those subtle dark “pieces” are not real .

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Cant find better words, than the commentors before. 😉 Well done, Paul!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Wonderfully expressed and relatable, Paul! ❤ Take care!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lync56

    A rather somber poem


    Liked by 1 person

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