The Distance Grows Longer – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“Comfort zones, where your unrealised dreams are buried ….” Roy T. Bennett

The Distance Grows Longer

Do you know the distance I
have travelled the waters of life,
traversing the scattered fragments
of sheer ecstasy, the majesty of
risky ideas we imagined might
evolve to a reality attached to 
nothing but the energy of our
passions, which were strangely 
balanced against each other,
and the heart of these choices,
deeply buried in the trope of
things that could happen, but
might not, even though everything
matters, even when it doesn't,
and so, the distance grows longer.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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29 responses to “The Distance Grows Longer – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. For me, I think the distance has grown shorter somehow.

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  2. I find your words heartbreaking.

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  3. superonurb


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  4. An emotionally thought provoking poem Paul ..

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  5. I love this, Paul. This resonated with me. 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and Enjoy This!

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  8. Wonderful verse Paul, as my mind wanders through the past of times when I took the risk, and those when I didn’t. Indeed, the distance does grow longer

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  9. Its very touching and thought provoking. Rationalism sometimes is the enemy of the desires. 😉 xx Michael


  10. Charis Counselling

    Very true


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  11. Wonderful! ❤ Love it!


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