Leaving Me Anguished – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“What makes life worth living?” Zane Grey

Leaving Me Anguished

Blue strobe caressing my windows,
the anguished youth reaching inside
himself, clutching at the boiling darkness,
seeking an expiation that just won't come,
hugging the closeness of healing oblivion,
his nightmare vocal choking my senses
with a tar blackness spreading over my
angelic reach, which cannot touch him,
voices of necessity collapse him in a 
vain sugared hope, but I didn't hear one 
note of redemption in the poverty of his
trusting surrender, leaving me anguished,
reaching inside myself to find any 
semblance of meaning.


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35 responses to “Leaving Me Anguished – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Time will change the scenerio!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Anguish is natural, as long as it doesn’t last. ‘Hope this writing made it go away? 😉

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Hurt to read your words.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Amazing words, loved them! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. life breaks us …you are a kind hearted spirited soul Paul❣️

    “I didn’t hear one
    note of redemption in the poverty of his
    trusting surrender, leaving me anguished,
    reaching inside myself to find any
    semblance of meaning.”

    Liked by 1 person

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