My Question – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.” (Unknown)

My Question

I think there's a question lingering in 
the back of my labyrinth circling round,
touching me carelessly with waves of
emotion, four seasons in one day, 
although winter persists in stealing 
spring's energy, grasping at warmth
with cold, that old familiar habit not 
lost on me in a world of futile striving,
and my question forms, can I let go of 
my winter soul?


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30 responses to “My Question – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Superb metaphors. Great poem! 😀

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  2. You are so good at metaphor! “four seasons in one day, / although winter persists in stealing / spring’s energy” is relatable for sure.

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  3. We often experience these weather changes in one day, actually. And mentally, it’s not unusual for my mind🥴

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  4. A good question? Mine might be: How did I end up in Winter, when I should be living Autumn?

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  5. “…a world of futile striving…” Ain’t DAT da truth!

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  6. Such a relatable poem, KK! Lovely metaphor. while we can’t control the seasons, we may have some infulunce on the season of our souls! ❤ Have a great weekend, KK!

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  7. oh that is a lovely poem and a wonder ending with a great question.
    Can we, must we… nicely asked. 💖🌷🙏

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  9. Amy

    “… with waves of emotion, four seasons in one day”, we go through that sometimes. Beautifully expressed. Hope you do well, Paul.

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  10. Best if you can, it can drag one down too far at times! Hope you are ok, Paul?

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