Otherwise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We overfill our lives, hoping more will make us feel like we are enough.” Ellie Roscher


It's full,
I'm busy,
there's much,
I can't,
not now,
overwhelmed by
waves of everything
overtaking my life
with a depth unexpected,
while yet completely
anticipated, at least in
my mind, on paper, as
the voices of the wise
posited with each sharp
intake of breath, I told 
you so, which seems 
less right in the moment
of I think I can or, why didn't 
you say before you entered
this moment, with a "well I
thought you knew", of course,
but of course I didn't, 
otherwise I would be otherwise,
of course.

Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ


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

13 responses to “Otherwise – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. ‘ Sharp’ like a sword!

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  2. Sounds like an awful lot of awful is happening.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This poem seems another bit of synchronicity. I resigned from my job last night.

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  4. I am planning mine. Yours comes as a surprise but yet not, you have had a struggle with it on several levels if I have read correctly?


  5. So full yet so empty… that’s how life seems now.

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  6. This past year or so has been a time for reassessing and reprioritising. I’ve taken a downshift, taken early retirement. Seize the day! – within the confines of lockdown – but that’s what the imagination is for. Let’s be kind to ourselves.

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  7. Charis Counselling

    I love this poem – a heavy topic brought with light humour without diminishing the powerful message encapsulated here



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