The One Road – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Roads

Photo: the Great Central Road looking north -east to Warakurna.

“He who knows others is clever, he who knows himself has discernment.” Lao Tzu

The One Road

I've often wondered as life goes on,
if there are as many journeys as there 
are roads to take and, how does one
discern a road when the road runs out 
and the map is somewhat confused?
To love and be loved, to let go and to 
go, to know and not know, and to be
less judging of the self, trusting the 
one road, the interior road that knows.

Β©Paul Vincent Cannon


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22 responses to “The One Road – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I like your take on this, Paul. An interior road is not something I’ve contemplated.

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  2. I need not worry!
    My Mind and Soul will take care of the Confusion!

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  3. No GPS so we must be offline somewhere. πŸ™‚

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  4. A very thought-provoking poem, Paul. I do have an interior road that is usually very clear. I just have difficulty walking down it with everyone shouting at me to walk down theirs.

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    • Ah, yes, that is the real dilemma Liz, dealing with that noise, so coercive, manipulative, compelling, plausible, at least you/I know it, we’re on the way! Thank you for your transparency and vulnerable response.


  5. One learns this along the journey.

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  6. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Don’t Miss Reading This From – Paul

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  7. Amy

    Yes, our interior road that knows. Thank you for this poem.

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  8. The ultimate road to find and travel. There’s no peace until it’s found.

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  9. lync56

    I love this reflective poem


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