Dispelled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.” Lao Tzu


Cog toothed maniacal, steel eyed
gangle trap, biting the tender throat 
of my hours, viral spreading,
life sapping, dull billboards, those
hypertense sucking creepers of
wounded hearts, in thrice silence
dispelled meekly by the outward 
breath so detached in the soul's
crystal laughter drifting beyond 
the cries of the minute keeper to
a stillness beyond cogito to tears 
of joy raining on the inside. 

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, meditation, poem, quote, Spirituality

17 responses to “Dispelled – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautiful! There is a way, if we but choose to go to that place. The title is just right.

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  2. I am reminded of when illness took me “by the throat”, life condensed to a weird sort of survival, and eventually tears of joy. Such a paradox is life.

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  3. Hmm, reading your poem, my mind goes to my work life once again.


  4. lync56

    Such a beautiful poem


    Liked by 1 person

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