To No Avail – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – What could you talk about for thirty minutes without preparation?

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“You throw the sand against the wind; and the wind blows it back again.” William Blake

To No Avail

Any topic,
eminently unqualified really,
but keen to impress,
well, maybe myself,
so, what shall I speak,
what can I say in this
unbridled moment?
I'm not sure and I sense 
that I can't gain a foothold
on a lucid thought that 
might be coherent and I
ponder and ponder,
reframing my endeavour,
to no avail can I form a
meaningful sentence as
my half hour slips by, 
and yet I know what I want 
to say but I cannot say it.

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

  1. You almost said a mouthful. 😉🤔🤓

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  2. Somehow I related your poetry with my Introvert soul. I struggle with words, when in a crowd, I struggle with sentences especially when it comes to speaking for myself. It’s beautiful how one can relate to a poetry written by someone else. Amazing!

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  3. As a person who communicates best in written form, I am fascinated by those who can verbalize their thoughts fluently in almost any situation and on any topic. I would not make a good politician for sure (lol!).

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  4. Not overly verbose, eh? Proficient on paper. Good balance, I’d say.

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  5. I know whereof you speak!


  6. So nice…loves the quotes too….


  7. Ah, the trap of wanting to impress. Stumping us from what we want to say because we think we cannot say it.

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  8. If its in the heart it often takes much more longer to bring it to the lips. 😉 Michael

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  9. lync56

    Doesn’t sound like you at all – but maybe writers block


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