Something Good – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Painting by Charles Edward Perugini (1839 – 19 18) Pandora’s Box

“Hope is the only good god remaining among mankind, the others have left and gone to Olympus.” Theognis of Megara (Greek elegiac poet)

Something Good

Sometimes life can be like a pair of stockings,
or a favourite jumper, it all looks good and fits
so well, until that one moment, a tiny, sharp
snag snares a thread and begins to pull, slowly, then
gathering pace as it goes.

But just as Pandora took the lid from her father's box
releasing curses and unpleasant things, there remains
hope within the tragedy, that something good, even 
though as yet unseen, is hidden at the bottom.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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24 responses to “Something Good – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. There is always some good within even the most evil of entities. Great poem!

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  2. That’s a wonderful poem Paul 👍🤝

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  3. Darkness with a Ray of light!

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  4. I do hope for that good thing hidden at the bottom of the box.

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  5. The only thing we have is hope. Says a good aproofed pessimist, like me. 😉 Thanks for sharing, Paul! Have a nice week! xx Michael

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  6. Great poem! true indeed, that there remains hope within the tragedy.

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  7. Believing in the unseen is the first step to making it real. Hope is a beautiful gift.🙂

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  8. Charis Counselling

    Great poem – love how you have used words paint your meaning


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